This one-day workshop is designed to strengthen relationships necessary for meaningful family and community engagement based on research and promising practices. This workshop will provide strategies that enhance the effectiveness of family engagement efforts by incorporating a cultural lens.
This workshop aligns with core knowledge and competencies for youth work professionals that have been developed by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and the Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN).
The NAA core knowledge content area addressed:
- Family, School, and Community Relationships: Builds on respectful, reciprocal relationships across settings to promote optimal development for children, youth, and families and to enhance the quality of afterschool and youth development services.
- Cultural Competency and Responsiveness: Actively promotes respect for the cultural diversity and creates an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces diversity.
Intended Audience: program coordinators and front-line youth professionals