Download what is fam eng for families

Family engagement is an intentional, authentic, respectful, and equal partnership between practitioners and families leading to positive results for children and youth.

For families this means:

  • Strong two-way communication in their preferred language, with help of a cultural broker or a family liaison if needed,
  • Information shared in a way that is clear and easy to understand
  • recognition of and respect for their abilities, strengths, traditions, and values,
  • active and equal participation in making decisions about their child/youth.

Families’ active role is important and necessary for a successful partnership. Download our PDF for more information about family engagement.