Family engagement strategies involve building relationships with families, providing them with a coordinated system of resources, and working together to support student outcomes.
The National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) has identified the following
Six Keys to Successful Partnerships:
In all of the above strategies, ensure that the needs of the underrepresented student and family groups are considered and that
health disparity groups have opportunities to participate.
In addition to the Six Keys to Successful Partnerships, the California Department of Education (CDE) has developed the Family Engagement Toolkit: Continuous Improvement through an Equity Lens. The toolkit provides information about laying the foundation and strategies for effective family engagement.
Parents, guardians, and families hold a significant amount of influence over their children, and it is important to provide them with the information and strategies they need to effectively talk to their children about vaping.
The US Surgeon General has resources and guides for parents and families about the components of e-cigarettes, the prevalence of use among youth, and the harmful effects of vaping.
CATCH My Breath has a collection of parent resources, including a presentation and educational materials specifically designed for parents and families to stay informed. These resources are also available en Español.
The American Lung Association (ALA) developed an article called: "How to Talk to Your Kids About Vaping." It shares information about how households can begin conversations with youth about smoking and vaping, and ways to establish a smoke-free home.