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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CASEL’s SEL for Parents (Spanish)

Video in Spanish describes SEL for a parent audience and provides strategies to bring SEL into the home, aligned with the 5 SEL competencies. Features schools in Chicago and includes interviews with parents and caregivers.


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

Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families

Packet describing benefits and strategies for school-family partnerships in developing social and emotional skills; includes handouts for families and overviews of SEL programs that incorporate activities for families.


TAGS reading lists - parents SEL partnerships toolkit community relations family and community engagement

Student-led Conferences Introduction

Overview of a Nashville middle school's model for student-led conferences, appropriate for grades 4-12.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TAGS student assessment teacher tool toolkit self awareness student leadership advisory/homeroom middle school grades classroom level family and community engagement youth voice



Austin ISD SEL Communications Plan

Austin's communications plan uses a variety of approaches to reach internal and external stakeholders to grow awareness around SEL and strengthen it as a priority.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS media relations communications community relations district SEL expertise family and community engagement

Social and Emotional Learning Benefits All Students and Adults (Brochure)

This 4 page booklet from Oakland describes the SEL vision and accomplishments in the district, and includes classroom discussion indicators for the 5 SEL competencies.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS SEL overview communications community relations classroom level building buy-in for SEL family and community engagement

Snapshot of SEL in Washoe County

Washoe's 2 page snapshot flyer defines SEL, summarizes the impact SEL has had in Washoe schools, and describes key SEL implementation priorities.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS fundraising SEL overview implementation plan communications community relations conducting local SEL research building buy-in for SEL family and community engagement

Austin Independent School District SEL Newsletter

Samples of a bilingual newsletter distributed by the SEL department in Austin, including a school spotlight, featured SEL strategy, and family resources.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS parenting reading lists - parents spanish language resources model SEL schools communications community relations family and community engagement

Parent SEL Brochure

Austin's brochure for parents and caregvers explains SEL concepts and provides 10 ideas for families to use SEL practices at home.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS SEL partnerships SEL overview communications family and community engagement

Talkin’ Bout SEL: Building Effective Communications Strategies (PowerPoint)

Presentation from Collaborative Communications Group for a workshop on building a district communication plan around SEL, using Austin and Nashville as case studies.

SOURCE: Collaborative Communications

TAGS fundraising media relations communications community relations planning family and community engagement

School Strengths Inventory

This strengths inventory will help a school-based SEL team determine which strategies are being used at all levels of schoolwide SEL: SEL curriculum & instruction, schoolwide practice & policies, and family & community-level partnerships.


TAGS needs and resources assessment conducting local SEL research continuous improvement PK-12 implementation monitoring implementation evaluation instructional practices classroom level culture and climate MTSS out of school student discipline youth voice


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