Family Partnerships

Regular and meaningful opportunities for families and school staff to build relationships and collaborate to support students’ social, emotional, and academic development.

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Parenting for Competence and Parenting With Competence- Essential Connections Between Parenting and Social and Emotional Learning

In this 2018 study, Miller, Wanless & Weissberg examined how professionals in the field of SEL translate between their professional knowledge and their personal parenting practices and priorities for their children's development. Responses are analyzed and compared to the CASEL 5 competency framework.

SOURCE: Research Journal

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School Climate Survey for Families

Sacramento City Unified School District used this 2 page survey to gather family members' perspectives about school culture, equity, and the quality of interactions with school staff. It has been translated into 5 other languages at www.scusd.edu/post/2019-school-climate-survey-families.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS family partnerships community relations culture and climate family and community engagement

Families as Partners Manual

Families as Partners (FAP) is an Austin ISD initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation with the goal of creating sustainable and effective school-family partnerships for academic success. The initiative is grounded in the principle that authentic engagement flourishes when families and faculty build trusting relationships and see each other as equal partners.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

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Partnerships by Design: Cultivating Effective and Meaningful School-Family-Community Partnerships

This tool from Northwest REL includes forms, worksheets, and activities to assess the current state of family and community collaboration, create a vision for partnership, and set up an action plan.

SOURCE: Northwest REL

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Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

A framework for creating the right conditions for engagement and designing scaffolded family engagement initiatives that build capacity for both educators and families to partner to support students. Includes 3 school and district case studies.

SOURCE: AIR

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School-Family Partnership Strategies to Enhance Children’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Growth

This brief provides educators with strategies and examples to build and nurture successful school-family partnerships and create an engaging and supportive climate for learning in school and at home.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Webinar: The Role of Family and Community Partnerships in School-based Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Includes findings from the Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the ESSA: Evidence Review, focusing specifically on what the review found related to family and community engagement, and a presentation from a district administrator. Hosted by REL Northeast & Islands

SOURCE: REL Northeast & Islands

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Responsabilidades de un Líder entre Escuela-Familia

Spanish version of Key Responsibilities of a School-Family Partnership Lead

SOURCE: CASEL

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Strategies for Establishing School-Family Partnerships

This tool from CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL outlines the components of a meaningful partnership that involves family members in their child's social and emotional development and in schoolwide decision making about SEL, and proposes strategies for bridging constraints and communication gaps.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Key Responsibilities of a School-Family Partnership Lead

This tool from CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL defines the role of a parent leader who is a member of the school's SEL team and coordinator of school-family partnerships. Also available in Spanish.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS family partnerships parents/parenting SEL partnerships toolkit parent leadership culturally responsive communications family and community engagement

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