Engaging Families

A Relationship-Based Approach

 

Live Virtual Workshops

September 21-22, 2020

November 5-6, 2020

 

 

 

Family engagement

Overcoming Barriers to Family Engagement

Across the board, schools, as well as youth and family serving organizations struggle to engage and partner with families. Now– more than ever–schools and programs are working closely with parents as learning partners…and family engagement is critical to young people’s success. 

Although there is a wide range of barriers to family and parent engagement, research tells us that kids do better when families are engaged and connected.

Search Institute research identifies critical strengths that are relevant to all families, regardless of culture, income, or structure. Our research is used as a springboard for re-imagining family engagement to focus on identifying and celebrating strengths of families through developmental relationships.

 

Supporting, Empowering, and Engaging Families Helps Youth Thrive

 

 

 

What You’ll Learn in this Workshop

  • How to be more intentional in cultivating positive, meaningful relationships with families

  • The power of emphasizing family strengths, capacities, and contributions to create resilient families

  • Research-based “rules of engagement” for working with families from a strength- and relationship-based orientation

     

     

  • To identify the obstacles to engaging families and practical ways to address them
  • Practical tools for listening to and building relationships with parents and family members
  • How to bring the powerful message of focusing on family strengths to other stakeholders your organization and community
  • How to identify opportunities and tools to integrate family strengths into your existing programs and services

  • Participants will also receive print materials on family strengths and engaging families

Parent Engagement Resource

Free Digital Check-in Downloads

NEW: Digital Check-Ins to Keep Connected—This download will help schools, programs, and other organizations to connect with families during the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on creating a community among parents and guardians, while also providing resources for families to use at home that emphasize positive parent-youth relationships.

Who Should Attend?

  • Parenting and family life educators
  • Family involvement coordinators
  • MTSS Directors
  • Mentoring Leadership and Staff
  • Teachers and school administrators
  • Social service providers
  • Juvenile Justice programs and child welfare systems
  • Staff from family-serving organizations
  • Youth Workers

Registration and Pricing

September 21-22, 2020

Live, Virtual Workshop (via Zoom)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT each day

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$199 through September 7

$245 September 8-17

  • Workshop workbook & meeting link will be distributed via email after registration closes.
  • A Certificate of Completion will be available after the event.

November 5-6, 2020

Live, Virtual Workshop (via Zoom)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST each day

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$199 through October 18

$245 September 19-29

  • Workshop workbook & meeting link will be distributed via email after registration closes.
  • A Certificate of Completion will be available after the event.

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For more than 60 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Our research, resources, and expertise help our partners in organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people.

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