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Family Support Works

Families are children’s first teachers, and fundamental to children’s academic and social emotional development. Supported families who have access to health care, food, stable housing, and other basic resources are better able to support their children's healthy growth, development, and success in school.

Family engagement is essential. And children and youth are more likely to be successful when their families have opportunities to be engaged in their children’s education, growth, and development.

We support family programs and services that nurture connections between home, school, and community, and support the health and well-being of whole families. Explore the sections below to learn more about some of our specific family support strategies, and find family engagement resources from our partners locally and nationally.

 

Connecting Kids and Families to Coverage

Learn more about our school district–based approach to connecting families to health coverage and public benefits.

Family Engagement Resources

Learn more about family engagement work in Alameda County to nurture connections between home, school, and community.