April 19, 2013
While it sometimes may feel like your program does everything, it isn’t always possible to provide all of the support that program families might need. A program can, however, connect families to resources in the community when their needs fall outside your areas of expertise. Bring other agencies or presenters into your building, or refer families to services nearby.
Get staff into the mindset of becoming “connectors” by offering professional development on this important role. The Connecting Families to Supports Training Starter, found in the Teach / Family Involvement section of Y4Y, establishes a framework for a training session that you can customize and adapt to the needs you see in your program families.