The Family-School-Community Alliance formed three workgroups that meet regularly (monthly) to advance three key priorities (a) build a group infrastructure, (b) address research needs, and (c) promote implementation. Each workgroup meets regularly to further the goals and objectives outlined in the long-term plan for the FSCA. Members are welcome to participate in the annual, quarterly and/or regular workgroup meetings to the extent that they are interested and available. This structure allows for various levels of engagement and participation depending on interest and ability to commit to the FSCA. We hope to include an additional category of members who many not be able to commit time to participating in the FSCA but have an interest in receiving information and updates.
Infrastructure building activities focus on building the capacity of the Family-School-Community Alliance (e.g., develop a website, connect members; see Appendix B for Infrastructure Workgroup short-term goals).
- Maintaining connected network through marketing efforts including logo development, website development, social media connections and virtual collaboration opportunities to share resources, etc.
Research activities address pressing research needs, such as measure development, demonstrations, efficacy trials, effectiveness studies, dissemination research; research practice partnerships
Implementation activities include promoting approaches to improve adoption and implementation of evidence-based interventions.
Research and implementation activities are connected so that research informs implementation and implementation drives research.