LaTysa Flowers is a Program Educator and Family Support Specialist with a local non-profit stationed on the campus of a local High School as part of a school based resource center. LaTysa is also a part of San Diego’s Military Family Resource Team located in Murphy Canyon supporting the largest military housing community in the nation.
LaTysa is a certified Special Education advocate receiving her certification through USD’s Advocacy Program and additional training through Wright’s Law. She is also a member of Miramar Colleges’ Child Development Professionals and a member of the Early Childhood Mental Health Committee of San Diego County. Her specialty is providing support to parents of children with exceptional needs and challenging behaviors. She provides peer navigation services, crisis intervention and case management for those families with unique circumstances and exceptional challenges through partnerships with community providers. As a community volunteer she also serves as a member of several committees within the San Diego County’s Children’s System of Care lending her voice to amplify the needs, perspectives and concerns of children, youth and families.
Within the state LaTysa is a member of United Advocates for Children and Families Parent Partner Coalition. LaTysa is a passionate advocate and skilled liaison within the community providing safe and trauma informed practice in navigating public systems that serve children and their families. She utilizes empirical experience to provide excellence in training and development producing confident parent leaders. Her strengths are providing professional development for support partners, community organizations and system partners in order to strengthen the families in our local, state and national platforms. Her life’s work consists of efforts to reduce stigma, bias in education and empower parents through education and training.
LaTysa provides those with lived experience the tools and skills to assist underserved populations within our communities. Her ability to provide education around topics such as domestic violence and cultural humility help in promoting wellness, minimizing the impact of trauma and building authentic partnerships that inform policy programs and practices aiding in public system improvements.