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Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM 
Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM 

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Henry County Chamber of Commerce 
1709 Highway 20 West
McDonough, GA 30253

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Family Engagement:

for Success
Training for Governor's Office for Children and Families grantees, educators, and other interested professionals

May 14, 2014
9:00 am until 3:30 pm

Henry County Chamber of Commerce, McDonough, GA

Thirty years of research confirms that when families and caregivers are engaged in their children’s and teenager’s education, youth earn higher grades and test scores, attend school more consistently, complete more homework, demonstrate more positive attitudes and behaviors, graduate from high school at higher rates, and are more likely to enroll in higher education than students with less involved families. Harvard Professor Robert Putnam has written that given a choice between a 10% increase in school budgets or a 10% increase in family engagement, he would invest in family engagement due to its positive impact on youth outcomes.

In this workshop, participants will gain the knowledge, tools, and resources to effectively design a comprehensive, well planned and long lasting partnership with families and caregivers. Participants will leave with a host of best practice tools, techniques, and resources that will assist in the development and implementation of a successful family engagement program. 

*All of these courses have been approved for 5.75 core continuing education clock hours by NASW-GA.*


Check in begins at 8:30 am.

Training will begin promptly at 9:00 am and last until 3:30 pm.

All materials and lunch will be provided. 

Dress is casual! Wear your jeans and sneakers and remember bring a jacket or wrap in case the room is chilly.

Registration fee is only $10 per person!

 Registration is open until slots are filled, and particpants MUST be pre-registered by May 9! 

We hope to see you on May 14!

*Participants must pre-register for the event. If you sign up and are unable to attend, please contact our office to cancel your registration by May 9 at 5:00 pm. Registration fees are non-refundable after this date for those who do not cancel and fail to attend the training. After May 9, payment must be made online via a credit or debit card.


This workshop will be conducted by GUIDE, Inc. through a Title V grant with the Governor's Office for Children and Families. This project was supported in part by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families  through  state funds from the Georgia General Assembly and federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Governor’s Office for Children and Families or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. 

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