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Fostering Family Engagement in School (On Demand) is a Course

Fostering Family Engagement in School (On Demand)

1.5 credits


Full course description


While most students spend a large portion of their week in school, their education is often directly impacted by the world outside of it. It is vital that schools, families, and community organizations work together to ensure each student's wellness and success. 

This on-demand webinar addresses how schools can foster family involvement and engagement to increase student feelings of belonging and academic success. The presenters define engagement, explain common barriers, and provide concrete steps to address them. A host of additional resources are provided to help schools move forward with their family engagement efforts.


Principals, teachers, parents, and others working in school safety or involved in the STOP School Violence program

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the importance of family engagement in school
  • Describe the common barriers to family engagement in school activities
  • Apply strategies to address barriers and increase family engagement


Pamela Black, MA, MEd, Consultant on Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Mari Aceves, ED. D, DSW, BCBA, Consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing 

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Pamela Black, MA, MEd; Mari Aceves, ED. D, DSW, BCBA; Emily Torres, MPH; Carolyn Seiger, MA; Brent Miller, MA, PMP


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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