National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Resource Library

The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

Evidence-Based Strategies for Supporting and Enhancing Family Engagement

This article describes six strategies for supporting and enhancing family engagement. Strategies include having adequate and welcoming space for families; establishing policies and procedures to promote engagement; communicating and building trusting relationships; being intentional about staff hiring and training to promote effective staff-family interactions; and connecting families to each other, to the program staff, to schools, and other community institutions. This resource supports resilience.

Related Topics: 
School & Community Partnerships
Family and Community Engagement
Parent support and education
Involvement and decision making
Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project
Priscilla Little
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6 pages
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