Strategies to Support and Engage Families Virtually

Strategy 4. Check in Virtually to Integrate Online Learning into Real-life Contexts

Woman talking with a colleague using a laptop.Follow up on online learning opportunities for parents offered through Strategy 3. Phone or video check-ins can support family engagement with learning materials and promote program completion. These check-ins also can lead to gains in reported knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. Use this time together to review strategies and materials, encourage discussion and connection, and provide tailored support.

Examples for Family Services

  • Support and supplement online learning through one-to-one parenting curriculum sessions.
  • Connect as a group to discuss learning and provide virtual support.
  • Follow up after parent meetings and workshops to observe parents’ learned skills in practice.