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Jan 11-13, 2022 Family Engagement Trifecta 2022: Virtual Edition
  • Date: Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Online

January 11-13, 2022
Virtual Training
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT  

Session is live. No recordings will be available.

View Brochure for full details, agenda, and participation and technology information.

To ensure you will be ready to participate in T/TAS online courses or virtual training, review our "Technology Guidelines for T/TAS Online Courses or Virtual Training Events" prior to registering.

Registration deadline is January 3rd!

Online Registration

Standard Registration: $560

T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $525 - some restrictions apply
1.2 CEUs (12 contact hours) from Western Kentucky University: $25

Family Service staff are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and in a time-crunch to “get it all done” these days. However, the work that Head Start and Early Head Start programs do with families can be described as life-changing. This is achieved in large part through effective Family Engagement strategies. Staff who are responsible for partnering with families need a variety of skills to develop a life-changing relationship and best support positive outcomes. The Family Engagement Trifecta is a three-part series which provides a foundation for staff to understand what regulations, policies, and skills are required to effectively integrate effective family engagement strategies into each service area.

This interactive three-day training will provide participants opportunity to put theory and knowledge to simulated practice through review of requirements, experiential activities, small and large group activities, and reflection. Staff will be better prepared to understand the family assessment process, the development of family partnership agreements, and the integration of the PFCE (Parent, Family, and Community Engagement) Framework metric into developing and implementing systems supporting families. They will also gain a better understanding of how effective engagement of parents in program activities and leadership opportunities inspires excitement and passion in parents.

The Family Engagement Trifecta will address specific areas that can be woven into the Parent Committee, the FPA process, and other areas of the program. This Institute will also offer strategies on enhancing key areas that engage parents and promote partnerships such as parent orientations, the Parent Committee, application/enrollment time, and home-visits/first meeting. Participants will be able to download a PDF version of the Family Engagement Trifecta workbook that supports the training and includes relevant regulations and other useful resources. Participants will be able to download a sample PDF version of My Achievables, a resource designed for family service/home-based staff to work with individual parents and families one goal at a time, created by T/TAS at WKU.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will broaden their definition of family engagement through exploration of the PFCE framework;
  • Participants will develop a greater understanding of the importance of relationships between parents and staff;
  • Participants will explore family strengths, family needs assessments and case management;
  • Participants will review the mandated components from the 2007 Head Start Act of family literacy that can easily be integrated in family partnership agreements and Parent Engagement;
  • Participants will practice walking in the shoes of a parent and/or a family service staff member in areas such as enrollment/application, parent orientation, health services, early childhood education services, home-visits, and advocacy;
  • Participants will review relevant Head Start Program Performance Standards; and
  • Participants will explore the importance of understanding effective partnership


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