July 27-29, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT each day
Sessions are live. No recordings will be available.
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Registration deadline is July 19th!
Standard Registration: $565
T/TAS@Your Service Subscribers: $525 - some restrictions apply
0.7 CEUs (7 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. Each participant will also receive a print copy of the 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. Enrollment is limited – register soon!
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