Family Engagement

Family engagement is the foundation of good casework practice that promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families in the child welfare system. Family engagement is a family-centered and strengths-based approach to partnering with families in making decisions, setting goals, and achieving desired outcomes. It is founded on the principle of communicating openly and honestly with families in a way that supports disclosure of culture, family dynamics, and personal experiences in order to meet the individual needs of every family and every child. Read the full article from the Child Welfare Information Gateway - click on the linked file.