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Youth Worker Cafe: Hendricks County

Parent and Family Engagement

June 21, 2018

11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern)

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central)

Location

Hendricks Regional Health - Conference Room 6 (West Entrance)

Address

1000 E Main St, Danville, IN 46122

Description

Families come in all shapes and sizes, including having varying strengths and challenges. According to the Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, when parents are actively engaged in their children’s lives, children are likely to have better academic performance, attendance, graduation rates, attitudes, behaviors and overall well-being. Research shows that protective parenting improves family relationships and decreases the level of family conflict, contributing to lower levels of substance abuse.

This panel discussion will explore various aspects of parent and family engagement from the perspectives of professionals in various service-provider settings. Attendees will:

  • define parent and family engagement and aspects for implementing in programs;
  • discuss resources available for parent and family engagement; and

·         hear about successful strategies in different program and organization environments.

Panelists:

Jessica Strong, Coordinator, Hendricks County System of Care; Wraparound Facilitator, Hamilton Center

Brettany Ervin, Program Coordinator for Parent Café, Collaborative Change

Holly McFadden, Director, Children’s Bureau, Inc. Region 9

Community Partners: Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center, Hendricks County Community Foundation, Children’s Bureau, Inc.

Connect: You are invited to bring your business cards and program or service information to share. Please also feel free to arrive early or stay after for additional networking time.