Family Engagement: Starting the Conversation on Collaboration
Starting 9/6/2023
Event Groups:
• ESC of Western Reserve - ESC of the Western Reserve

Who: Office Staff, Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychs, Teacher Leaders 

WhatA child's overall development is strengthened when educators and families work together. By engaging parents/guardians and families in a collaborative process that puts the student’s needs first, we can improve attendance, academic outcomes, and graduation rates. Through this team approach, we also encourage the development of self-regulation and prosocial skills that students need to be successful throughout their lifetime. This presentation will identify strategies on how to create a welcoming environment and build sustainable relationships with parents/guardians and families that can create opportunities for increased involvement in the home, classroom and community. Participants will also learn how to address barriers to engagement and link parents/guardians with appropriate resources that will support the entire family.

When and Where:  3 sessions, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Weds. September 6th, 2023, Tues. October 10th, 2023, and Weds. November 8th, 2023; ESCWR- Auburn TLC Building

Facilitator and Credentials: Masters Level Social Worker, Counselor, and/or Marriage and Family Therapist

Questions:  Lori Konieczka, MSSA, LISW-S; Director of Home &  School Based Services for Applewood Centers; [email protected]