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Compassionate Family Engagement

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of several scheduled Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities in-person training events. While the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is eager to get these rescheduled, we recognize that it could be some time before that happens. In the meantime, the VDOE's Coordinator of Family Engagement, Tracy Lee, has recorded five video modules for families to access at home. 

Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities Videos

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of several scheduled Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities in-person training events. While the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is eager to get these rescheduled, we recognize that it could be some time before that happens. In the meantime, the VDOE's Coordinator of Family Engagement, Tracy Lee, has recorded five video modules for families to access at home. 

Family Engagement Resources

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Virtual home visit.pdf
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Engaging Families as We Transition Back to School AXS.pdf
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5 Tips For Reaching Out to Families AXS .pdf
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Ways to connect with families AXS.pdf
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Ideas for scheduling AXS.pdf
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Project HOPE - Virginia at The William and Mary School of Education has put together a resource guide for families who may find themselves in crisis as a result of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 AND SOCIAL INSURANCE AND BENEFIT PROGRAMS AXS.docx

For More Information About Family Engagement Resources and Strategies, Please Contact:

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Diann Eaton dweaton@vt.edu

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Jennifer Baldwin jebaldw3@vt.edu

Promoting Equity in Education through Family Engagement

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This video from Formed Families Forward features the voices and experiences of family members, students and school personnel and offers very practical strategies that reinforce the value of meaningful family/school partnerships to leverage greater educational equity.

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The TIES Center resources contain information and for parents and families related to the inclusion of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.
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Resources to help school divisions help every family.