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Family engagement is recognized as a foundation for success across the human services and education fields. The Family Engagement Inventory (FEI) is designed to assist professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, early education, and education to learn how family engagement is defined and implemented across these fields of practice.

The FEI enables professionals to access information on family engagement organized by discipline and domain.

The FEI can be used in several ways:

  • Explore commonalities across fields synthesized from an evidence-based framework

  • View key information on family engagement across disciplines and compare and contrast the themes, approaches, and resources within them

  • Examine in the FEI Synthesis Summary (PDF - 289 KB) how information for the FEI was researched, collected, and synthesized

  • Explore how to effectively use the FEI and share information across disciplines


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Explore and compare family engagement across disciplines

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Child Welfare (CW)
Juvenile Justice (JJ)
Behavioral Health (BH)
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Education (ED)