Family Engagement

Follow these links below to find additional resources for increasing Family Engagement in your program.

Link to National PTA for connections to local chapters, ideas, resources and tools for working with a PTA or getting your own group started.

The Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement webinar series is an opportunity for stakeholders representing national, regional, and local organizations to learn about family, school, and community, engagement research, best practices from the field, and new innovations that are making a difference in school improvement and student learning.

Visit The Expanding Learning and Afterschool Project to read six articles with a variety of focus, including middle school, high school, and a real life look at identifying the barriers that are preventing successful engagement.

Evidenced Based Strategies for Supporting and Enhancing Family Engagement outlining the need, benefits and ideas for enhancing learning by engaging parents and families in the process.

This online article about effective Parent Engagement discusses ideas, strategies and barriers that most schools and programs face. Also offers video interviews with knowledgeable experts on each category from Initiating Contact to Using Plain Text.

Innovative and Creative Strategies to Increase Family Engagement: A power point that looks at taking parent involvement to parent empowerment, how and why to get parents active in school. Identifies and gives strategies for their Top 10 Ways to Increase Parent Engagement.