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Parents Anonymous® Inc. Juanita Chávez Award
Parents Anonymous® Inc. is proud to present the 2007 Juanita Chávez Award to Dreama Storer. The Juanita Chávez Award recognizes a Parents Anonymous® staff member or volunteer for her or his work in promoting Parent Leadership and helping parents to grow to their full potential.
Dreama Storer began her work with Parents Anonymous® in 1999, soon after the Cumberland River Comprehensive Care Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board Inc. became accredited by Parents Anonymous® Inc. Partnering with parents, she started the first Parents Anonymous® group in South Eastern Kentucky and has continued to be instrumental in the development and implementation of new Parents Anonymous® programs over the last eight years. Ms. Storer, a dynamic Group Facilitator, works tirelessly to empower parents to become leaders. The result of her daily work in Shared Leadership is parents eager to assume new leadership roles: one parent, for example, became so empowered he developed The Caring Dads Program, a support group for fathers. Through her leadership and in partnership with parents, Ms. Storer helped to develop the Kentucky Parent Leadership Team in 2002. In 2005, she and a Kentucky Parent Leader served as co-chairs of the 2005 National Parent Leadership Planning Committee, and, that same year, she was awarded the local Juanita Chávez award by her Parents Anonymous® organization. Ms. Storer serves as an excellent role model for parents and, akin to Juanita Chávez, she recognizes the potential for growth in every parent who has the courage to reach out and ask for help.
Award presented by:
Lisa Pion-Berlin, PhD