Wed Apr 22
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
“Family engagement” and “family support” are two fields that are often confused with one another. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the intersections and distinctions between the two and take a deep dive into how family support through Family Resource Centers (FRCs) helps to create the conditions by which families are able to meet their own needs and therefore engage more meaningfully in their children’s education. We’ll feature a case study from the 856 school-based Family Resource & Youth Services Centers of Kentucky.
Described as “America’s best-kept secret,” more than 3,000 community and school-based FRCs across the country work with more than 2 million people annually. As conveniently-located hubs of connections and support, they bundle and co-locate many services, such as home visiting, evidence-based parenting education, health screenings, child care resource and referral, playgroups, family counseling, government benefits screening, healthy eating and living activities, GED prep, job skills training, and food banks.
The Family Resource & Youth Services Centers of Kentucky, originally established for student and family support as part of education reform legislation in 1991, “…touch everything that happens in the school and community.” The state has subsequently seen vast improvements in students’ educational success and attainment, moving from 45th place into the top 25 school systems in the country. Register here.
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