Family Liaison

Family liaisons serve as a link between families and schools

Esther Chang

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When families are engaged in their child’s education, the children:

  • Achieve higher grades
  • Attend school regularly
  • Display better social skills
  • Graduate and pursue post-secondary learning

Children from diverse cultural backgrounds tend to do better when parents and professionals collaborate to bridge the gap between the culture at home and the culture at school. Family liaisons help build that bridge. The family liaison connects families to the resources and services they need to thrive.

Who are Family Liaisons?

Family liaisons are school staff members who work anywhere from 4 hours a week to 40 hours a week. They are knowledgeable about district wide programs, services, resources and community resources. All family liaisons speak English and often speak an additional language. They represent many cultures and ethnicities. Family liaisons support all families and school staff by helping:

  • Facilitate communication
  • Build relationships
  • Make families feel welcome, trusted and valued
  • Provide FCPS and human service’s resources and information
  • Encourage parent engagement in their children’s education
  • Connect parents to what their children are learning
  • Promote understanding of families’ cultural diversity
  • Arrange for interpreters