The Strengthening Partnerships Framework includes five guiding principles:

  • Each family is unique, and all families represent diverse structures.
  • Acknowledging and accepting the need to engage all families is essential for successful engagement of diverse families and includes recognizing the strengths that come from their diverse backgrounds.
  • Building a respectful, trusting, and reciprocal relationship is a shared responsibility of families, practitioners, organizations, and systems.
  • Families are their child/youth’s first and best advocate.
  • Family engagement must be equitable
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