School/Family/Community Partnerships (SFCP)  Workshop for Districts

Contact Angela Robinson to schedule a workshop!



Description & Pricing

The Epstein model of Six Types of Involvement provides a framework to review research that ties family and community involvement in schools to positive student outcomes. Developed by Joyce Epstein, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University, this research-based model emphasizes the importance of recognizing three overlapping spheres of influence on student development. Family, school and community can collaborate in six key ways to foster a caring community that children need to maximize their potential in school and in later life.1 The Epstein model is the basis for the National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement developed by the National PTA and the National Coalition for Parent Involvement. The Colorado Department of Education Prevention Initiatives utilized this model to help schools take a comprehensive approach to promote meaningful parent and community involvement in schools. 


School/Family/Community Partnerships is a well-organized program that is supported by an Action Team, comprised of teachers, school personnel, community members & families to with a plan to promote student success to include academia, career readiness and social/emotional skills embraced by the ASCA National Model for School Counselors

  • SFCP is a Program– based on an annual Action Plan created by a team that integrates activities, helps parents stay involved, in various ways addresses improves and challenges outreach for all families to be productive partners in preparing our students to be vital citizens.

  • SFCP is recognized throughout the United States as an evidenced based process that is strength based, goal-linked, and forms sustainable partnerships for student achievement and success. 


Six Types of Involvement (Epstein et al., 2002)

  • Parenting. Assist families with parenting skills, family support, understanding child and adolescent development, and setting home conditions to support learning at each age and grade level. Assist schools in understanding families' backgrounds, cultures, and goals for children.

  • Communicating. Communicate with families about school programs and student progress. Create two-way communication channels between school and home.

  • Volunteering. Improve recruitment, training, activities, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and as audiences at the school or in other locations. Enable educators to work with volunteers who support students and the school.

  • Learning at Home. Involve families with their children in academic learning at home, including homework, goal setting, and other curriculum-related activities. Encourage teachers to design homework that enables students to share and discuss interesting tasks.

  • Decision Making. Include families as participants in school decisions, governance, and advocacy activities through school councils or improvement teams, committees, and parent organizations.

  • Collaborating with the Community. Coordinate resources and services for families, students, and the school with community groups, including businesses, agencies, cultural and civic organizations, and colleges or universities. Enable all to contribute service to the community.



1 CEU offered --15 hours—2-4 hours follow-up via skype, face-time for PBIS in place or in process at schools.


Workshop Objectives

  • Participants will learn how to implement SFCP step-by-step, based on school data and needs.

  • Guaranteed to make the SFCP relevant and do-able for accountability to Administrators, School Board Members and all stakeholders, changing the culture of the school, based on data, monitored, & adjusted regularly.

  • All participants will leave the Hands-On SFCP with LiveBinders, complete to implement SFCP  in their schools


Cost of SFCP  Workshops for whole staff  & stakeholders: District & individual rates- (PD credit &/or CEU’s available through NNU)

  • $175.00 individual

  • $1500.00– up to 12 participants- Districts

  • $2500.00 – 13-25 counselors (more than 1 facilitator required)-- Districts

  • $3500.00 – 26-35 participants (more than 1 facilitator required)—Districts

  • Our of area Travel expenses may incur


  • Angela Robinson, LLC. Graduate College of Idaho, Master’s Degrees School Counseling & Educational Leadership/Administration,  Adj. Prof., BSU, NNU, ISU; HS & Counselor Consultant for Stevens-Henager CTE College, Former School Counselor/Administrator K-12,  ISCA College Representative for ASCA, Author Be Me Inside Out, Counselor Program, Grant writer for  Federal Grants requiring implementation of PBIS, ASCA & SFCP. SFCP and PBIS Trainer Arizona, ASCA RAMP recipient 2004 & reviewer 11 years; 20 years working directly with Dr. Judy Bowers, Co-author of the ASCA National Model, 2003 to coordinate and oversee Federal Grants.

  • Lori Lodge, LLC. Adj. Prof. BSU, Former High School Counselor, Master’s Degree Family Counseling, Master’s Degree Educational Leadership/Administration, ISCA liaison for Policy, Procedure & Legislation (PP&L), ICA Member.