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Family Engagement in School Mental Health

2:00pm - September 20, 2023 | Timezone: US/Eastern
MHTTC Network Coordinating Office
Registration Deadline: September 20, 2023

Families and schools don’t always have the same ideas of what family engagement looks like. With the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center, the National Federation of Families, and the National Center for School Mental Health, we will detail ways to bring families and schools together on the concept of “family engagement”. Family engagement is a collaborative and strengths-based process through which the workforce, families, and children build positive and goal-orientated relationships. It is a shared responsibility of families and school staff at all levels that require mutual respect for the roles and the strengths each has to offer. With successful family partnerships, schools can move from family involvement to family engagement.


Learning objectives:

  • Learn ways to engage families in school based mental health and increase acceptance of the benefits of school mental health.
  • Learn ways to collaborate and communicate effectively with parents and families.
  • Learn how compassionate family conversations benefit community wellness as an act of social justice.