Family and Community Engagement

“Family and community engagement comprises parents (broadly defined to refer to a child’s or youth’s primary caregiver) and youth-service providers, school staff, and community members working together to actively support and improve the academic achievement, social and behavioral development, and health of children, adolescents, and young adults.” (

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Washoe County School District SEL Data Information Site

Washoe's data webpage shares their SEL standards, their formal and informal approaches to measuring SEL growth, and rich, easy to read displays of data.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS student assessment SEL standards define SEL metrics SEL overview communications data dashboards conducting local SEL research building buy-in for SEL family and community engagement

CORE Districts Tool: Social-Emotional Competencies Selection Process

A 6 step prioritization exercise used by CORE districts to vote on competencies to include and exclude in their assessment.

SOURCE: California CORE Districts

TAGS student assessment SEL competence define SEL metrics assessment family and community engagement youth voice

Raising Caring, Confident, Capable Children (brochure)

Brochure for parents and caregivers providing an overview of SEL, 10 practices to use at home to foster SEL, and ideas for engaging with the school's SEL initiatives.

SOURCE: Illinois DOE

TAGS parent leadership SEL overview family and community engagement

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

TAGS family partnerships community partnerships anti-bias toolkit parent leadership culturally responsive family and community engagement

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.


TAGS family partnerships community partnerships parent leadership research brief culturally responsive community relations family and community engagement

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.


TAGS family partnerships SEL partnerships parent leadership research brief culturally responsive community relations family and community engagement

SEL Partnership between Denver Public Schools and the Denver After-school Alliance

2 page flyer summarizing the plan for infusing evidence-based SEL throughout all grade levels in schools, afterschool, and in summer programs throughout Denver.

SOURCE: Denver Public Schools

TAGS community partnerships SEL partnerships SEL overview out of school family and community engagement

Bilingual Parent/Community Introduction to SEL

Una Introducción al Aprendizaje Social y Emocional is CASEL's free online course that describes the basics of what SEL is and isn't, and includes reflective activities about how SEL comes into play in daily life and interactions with young people. This works well for families, community partners, or staff members who speak Spanish.


TAGS social awareness self awareness self management relationship skills responsible decision making SEL competence SEL overview out of school family and community engagement

Social-Emotional Learning in Expanded Learning Programs

Sacramento's 2 page flyer summarizing common goals between schools and expanded learning opportunities, and the importance of working together as partners.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS SEL partnerships SEL overview community relations out of school family and community engagement

Guiding Questions for Building Strong Partnerships between School Day and Out-of-School Time Educators

This tool from CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL provides questions to help the SEL team think intentionally about how to fully partner with OST providers to promote SEL.


TAGS community partnerships SEL partnerships community relations out of school SEL leadership family and community engagement


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