Explore this resource to find tips and approaches staff can use to engage families in conversations about sensitive topics. These topics may include housing situations, personal finances, health or mental health, and safety. When you make intentional choices about language during these interactions, you help build trusting, respectful relationships with families. These relationships can support families in reaching their goals for themselves and their children.
Head Start and Early Head Start program staff and other professionals can use this guide in conversations during enrollment, intake, and other times in the family partnership process. Managers can use this resource in training and discussions with individual staff and teams.
National Centers:Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Last Updated: September 23, 2020