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Engaging Families: Transformational Movements, Sustainable Practice

Posted on February 13, 2017

Engaging Families: Transformational Movements, Sustainable Practice
National Family and Community Engagement Conference
June 22-24, 2017
San Francisco, CA
The 2017 conference supports all who strive for excellence in family-school-community partnerships. With pre-conference site visits, over 90 workshops, 4 major plenaries and other networking activities, participants will be immersed in many, many examples of evidence based practice and high-impact engagement work taking place across the country as well as locally in the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants will share and inspire discussion on the most important themes across family and community engagement. The conference offers a unique opportunity to build strong alliances, organize collaboratively and realize mutual goals.

Engaging Families: Transformational Moments, Sustainable Practices is a field-building, personal and professional development event that reinvigorates your spirit and equips you with confidence and capabilities in knowledge areas such as:

  • Early Support and Intervention with young children and families is the best educational investment, a springboard for lifelong learning.
  • Relationship Building and Trust are foundational to high-quality family engagement and community practice.
  • Building Adult Capacities and improving the systems designed to support adult learning and skill building is critical for helping children thrive.
  • Parent Leadership, Advocacy and Community Organizing are key to ensuring healthy communities and thriving spaces in which families and children can learn and grow.
  • The top engagement practices Promote Inclusion, Ensure Equity and Create Opportunity while improving outcomes for children and adults with and without disabilities, regardless of race, language, culture or economic status.
  • Integrated, Systemic Approaches are critical for applying evidence-based practices that maximize impact.

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