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.