Family Engagement


This 3.5-hour training teaches why engaging families is important; understanding the five core values of genuineness, respect, empathy, active listening and trust; learning basic skills to effectively engage families including three applied techniques; recognizing challenges and barriers to family engagement; and using strengths-based techniques and language.

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3.5 Social Work CEU | 4 Length

Enas Khaleq, MA, Center of Innovation, Francine Lopez, CYFD Behavioral Health Services, and Parents with lived experience

Learning Objectives

  • Define family engagement and family driven care; make connections between concepts and practice
  • Identify collaborative members of a system of care
  • Identify and overcome bias
  • Build a foundation of trust and communication
  • Engage families and youth in their services and support
  • Be familiar with and learn about how to integrate current trauma-responsive practices including:
  • Cultural Humility; Nurtured Heart Approach; Trauma-Responsive Care
  • Take care of self and team


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