Family & Community Engagement

Taking a Systematic Approach to Family Engagement

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Family & Community Engagement

2-hour webinar that took place on September 23, 2019.

Research continues to demonstrate the impact of family engagement on children from birth through college.  Families engagement builds stronger schools/programs and outcomes for students.  During this webinar participants will explore a framework for family engagement and evidence-based standards that guide effective practice, policy and program improvement.  During the webinar participants will be provided practices strategies, resources and develop a pivot point action plan.

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How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities

Resource Type
Article/Books
Resource Category
Family & Community Engagement

Children of all abilities and needs should have room to play and explore their world. In fact, play is so important for a child’s development that the United Nations declared play is a human right for children. Making your home a place where a child with special needs can be active takes more than a look around. You’ll want to brainstorm ways the outside can be an inclusive sanctuary for children of all abilities, too.

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Establishing and Using a Successful Parent Advisory Council

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Family & Community Engagement

1.5-hour webinar that took place on August 27, 2019

Parent Advisory Councils create meaningful opportunities for programs to build connection together with families. Dialogue is essential to successful family and community engagement. Learn about the power of two-way communications, collaborative decision making, and meeting facilitation.

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Building Meaningful Strategies for Family Engagement

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Family & Community Engagement

2-Hr Webinar that took place on February 19, 2019.

Participants will be introduced to a collaborative approach to engaging families in order to jointly support student learning and healthy development.   Paramount to this work is the ability to include parents in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of family engagement efforts.  This training is designed to promote personal development, improve communications, interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, team development, and inter-group relationships so that team can work effectively in cross-cultural situation.

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Mission Nutrition: Decoding MyPlate for Families

Resource Type
Recorded Webinars
Resource Category
Family & Community Engagement

1.5-Hour Webinar that took place on February 7, 2019.

MyPlate and the topic of nutrition can be mystery to many, especially families.  Discover simple tips and strategies to help show families how to make smart, healthful, budget-friendly food/beverage choices for their children using MyPlate as a springboard. Learn to decipher nutrition labels and how to use them as a tool for teaching.  Walk away with resources that will provide families with feasible, easy-to-implement nutrition ideas and activities.

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