VELÁZQUEZ PRESS FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

Promote Equity & Build Family Engagement Capacity

The Velázquez Family Engagement Program is an innovative approach to engage families with cultural and linguistic diversity.


Deficit Based Parent Involvement VS Asset Based Family Engagement

Traditional Parent Involvement Program
  • Views cultural diversity and rich languages as deficit for family engagement
  • Often becomes home tutor service for students
  • Focuses on teaching English literacy
Velázquez Family Engagement Program
  • Implements cultural diversity and rich languages as an assetfor family engagement
  • Empowers parents to do homework with their kids
  • Engages families in various topics to help students succeed

BUILD AN EFFECTIVE PLAN - INITIATE CULTURAL CHANGE AND VIEW PARENTS AS AN ASSET

In Phase 1, we help participants understand the difference between “asset-based” and “deficit-based” family engagement. We identify challenges of current policies and help build a new and effective “asset-based” family engagement action plan.

  • Learn how to use Family and Community Engagement Index (FACE Index) to evaluate current policy and strategy for family engagement
  • Identify barriers and generate solutions to connect with families
  • Help school personnel recognize families as “assets” to school and community culture
  • Address challenges of current policy to build “asset-based” family engagement plan
  • Create action plan that meets new ESSA requirement for parent and family engagement


WHAT IS THE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INDEX (FACE INDEX)?-+

Family and Community Engagement Index (FACE Index) is a tool that helps states, districts and schools identify how they can implement an effective asset-based plan. Research that supports this paradigm shift and assessment tool comes from Enhancing Partnerships Between Teachers and Parents of English Language Learners, which was first published in 2013 by Dr. Fredrick Uy, Dr. Vince Carbino, Dr. Elizabeth Martinez and Dr. Berenice Onofre Vasquez.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN “ASSET-BASED” MODEL FOR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT?-+

HOW DOES FACE INDEX OVERCOME CHALLENGES OF TRADITIONAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT?-+

IS THE PROGRAM LIMITED TO ELL FAMILIES?-+

Access resources created by our Field of Family Engagement Experts for each phase of engagement between schools, communities and families:

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