Understanding a Vision for Family Involvement

This module was revised in 2017 to incorporate specific language, examples and tips for summer and year-round learning programs

This training helps participants develop stronger partnerships with families and find effective ways of involving families in their program.  Program staff can draw on their own experiences to reflect on the roles of family as nurturer, advocate, and policymaker for their child/youth.  Understanding the variety of ways a family supports their child/youth’s learning and development can help staff to recognize and value these roles among the family members with whom they work. 

In this training participants will:

  • Reflect honestly about themselves to complete an inventory of their personal competencies in working effectively with families.
  • Develop a vision for family involvement, drawing upon their experiences for understanding.

Content Overview:

Training Introduction

Participants will discuss of one or two strengths they need when working with families, as a way to introduce the learning objectives.

Working Effectively With Families - Understanding A Vision For Family Involvement

Staff needs a range of interpersonal skills in order to develop strong family partnerships. Self-assessment of these skills is one way for staff to understand and strengthen their relationships and interactions with families.

Understanding A Vision For Family Involvement

Participants will determine what they are going to do to develop effective partnerships with families, through creating a climate For communication.

Training Length: 2 hours