Those of us working with families over these past few months have faced many new challenges, but we've also discovered innovative ways to deliver services and exciting new practices that have allowed us to stay connected with the families and children we serve.

We want to hear about your experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this short survey will be shared with funders, administrators, government officials, and others to help them plan for how to effectively engage and serve children and their families now and in the crucial months and years ahead.

The survey will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and your answers will be kept completely confidential. Most importantly, your input will help inform and shape family, school, and community engagement policy and practice during this crucial time. We want your voice to be heard as we plan for the future. Thank you for your participation!

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1. Which role best describes you?

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2. What geographic region does your work cover? (Select all that apply)

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3. In what type of communities do you serve? (Select all that apply)

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4. What is the age of the students or children you serve? (Select all that apply)

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5. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements:

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The role families play in their children’s success is now more important than ever.
Families should be partners in the re-entry/school re-open planning process.
School-system policies and procedures are making it difficult for me to effectively engage families during this crisis.
I am concerned that the role families play in their children’s success will not be properly emphasized or valued when the crisis is over.
I was properly prepared and trained to engage families in their children's learning during my training and preparation program.
My school/organization provides me professional development opportunities to improve the way I work with families.
I feel that my job is valued more now than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The leaders in my school system value the role that families play in their children’s success.
The COVID-19 crisis has helped me better appreciate the important role families play in at-home learning.

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6. How has the pandemic changed the needs of the families and children or students you serve? Overall, do the families and children or students you serve need access to the following services much less, somewhat less, about the same as before, somewhat more, or much more than they did before the pandemic.

  Much less Somewhat Less About the same Somewhat more Much more N/A
Resources for basic needs - food, shelter, health care
Mental health, social-emotional resources
Access to technology - laptops, tablets, printers, etc.
Access to high-speed Internet
Remote learning opportunities
Printed learning packets and other materials
Resources for special education students
Resources provided in languages other than English

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7. What services, resources, or relationships have worked well for families who speak languages other than English? What have you or your organization done to maintain connections with these families?

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8. Please tell us about any other services you are providing and how your ability to provide these services has changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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9. Please tell us about services that you feel you should be providing, but are unable to provide during the pandemic. What would make it possible for you to provide those services?

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