ABOUT US
CONNECTICUT FAMILY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

GOAL

The goal of the Connecticut Family School Partnerships (CFSP) is to improve student social, emotional, and academic outcomes through strong family, school, and community partnerships.

WHO WE ARE

The CFSP is made up of five diverse educational and family advocacy partner agencies: African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities (AFCAMP), Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC), Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), and State Education Resource Center (SERC). 

WHY WE EXIST

The state of Connecticut defines family engagement as … a full, equal, and equitable partnership among families, educators and community partners to promote children’s learning and development from birth through college and career. Connecticut’s definition and framework serves as the foundation for family engagement policy and practice statewide.

WHAT WE DO

To build on the Connecticut definition of family engagement, the CFSP:

  • Builds the capacity of schools and community agencies through professional development  to use high-impact evidence-based strategies and practices.
  • Builds the capacity of families through direct services and training.
  • Promotes shared leadership between schools and families.
  • Develops a comprehensive web-based hub for family engagement resources and information on research-based studies and best practices for families, schools and community members interested in partnership. The hub will build the capacity of members, strengthen their networks, and raise the bar for practice in the field.

HOW WE WORK

The CFSP Advisory Committee comprised of parents, youth, school, state and community leaders will work in collaboration with the partners to guide the family engagement work. 

The CFSP works as follows:

  1.  Capacity Building: CFSP partners work with selected alliance districts and families to develop district level Teams for Partnership and Action teams in schools.
  2.  Build the capacity of adult education programs and partnerships to embed family engagement practice, financial and family literacy into current programming.
  3.  Professional Development and Training to Alliance School districts, welcoming walkthrough, Parent Teacher Home Visiting, Equity and Social Justice Training.
  4.  Direct Service to Families: High impact services, trainings, and workshops. Examples include, but are not limited to: Parent Advisory Councils, Parent Leadership Training, and Youth Leadership Training.
  5.  Encourage and support opportunities for shared leadership and problem-solving.
  6.  Web-based Hub: We are creating a resource hub to collect and share some of the current best practices around family, school, community partnerships and stories of successful partnership. This resource is open to all people and groups interested in improving student outcomes through meaningful partnership.

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