Even though kids come from challenging families, those families still want their children to be educated. Many times because these families respond differently than we would, we think they care differently as well. Strong Fathers has worked successfully with thousands of challenging families. This presentation provides the principles to engaging families that have proven to be disengaged in the past.
There is no silver bullet to engaging families but it is not complicated. To effectively engage families it really does come down to the small things. Instead of one event or one program that will make all of your dreams come true we will teach you how to engage families in small ways that make the biggest difference for families and your students.
Family Engagement is a required part of most federal funds but schools are not too good at it. Teachers and administrators also see it as a necessary evil instead of an integral part of the educational process. Participants will learn how to make family engagement a priority that is not only effective but fun, not something extra but actually something special for families, kids, and the campus.
What does dad have to do with it? Father engagement is important to giving kids every chance to succeed and many schools and programs are missing this important ingredient. Your staff will learn why fathers make a difference in the education and development of their kids and how you can tap this resource for better outcomes.
If parents are not attending your programs, it is not your parents, it is your programs. Strong Fathers has proven that successful family engagement comes down to not just HOW but also WHY. Once you and your staff has the right perspective on family engagement then the how becomes much easier and way more effective. By building a foundation of understanding families and how they help kids succeed, your programs can be built to be both engaging and effective.