University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Storytelling for Families

CHSC currently sponsors two different trainings for families to help them to develop their family's story.

Storytelling for Family Leaders is a virtual training developed in consultation with the Iowa Department of Education based on the Parents as Presenters program. The training includes an in person orientation, online modules, and Zoom sessions for peer coaching to help families develop a 10 minute story to be used as part of their advocacy efforts.

Digital Storytelling is an in-person training based on The StoryCenter model which helps families produce a three minute video with a voiceover, visual images, and effects. Click here to watch videos from previous sessions on the IFLTI YouTube page. Click on the links below for just a few of these stories.