Building Partnerships with all Families: Looking at Personal Bias, Expectations, and Interventions | Virtual

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Building Partnerships with all Families: Looking at Personal Bias, Expectations, and Interventions | Virtual | Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Presented by Ebony Baker, MSW, M.Ed., M.A.

REGISTER HERE | FREE: 1 CEU for LSW/LCSW, LPC/LCPC, and Psychologists (CPDUs available upon request)

This training is part of the “Empowering & Engaging all Families” training series co-sponsored by the Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest Suburbs and the McHenry County Mental Health Board.


This presentation will review intervention strategies to promote engagement, assist families in managing their emotional responses, as well as discuss ways to promote increased motivation and healthy goal setting. Participants will also learn techniques to support parents in improving their awareness and parenting skills to foster structure and accountability for their children.

Learning Objectives:

Be prompted to self-reflect on their beliefs and mindsets, especially how personal reactions can impact the confidence, motivation, and engagement of students.
Gain strategies to respond to and assess the needs behind the behaviors that our students display will be discussed.
Discuss Interventions in the school, home and community setting that promote school attendance and engagement will be reviewed.


Ebony Baker is engaging, supportive, and knowledgeable about the K-12 school systems in the Chicagoland suburbs. With over 23 years in education, she has served as a school administrator, school counselor, school social worker, and is currently serving in a District position within Naperville District 203 as one of their Outreach and Student Belonging Directors.

She specializes in student and family engagement through connecting families and students to provide resources and tools to develop actionable success plans toward academic and social-emotional goals. Ebony has served as the DuPage County Illinois Principal Association, Equity Chair, and is currently serving on several building and district committees to support student and family engagement. She is also an active member of her sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and currently serves as a executive board member of the Alive Teen Center in Naperville, Illinois and the national organization PAVE (Promoting Awareness for Victim Empowerment).

Ebony’s passion for understanding how equity and diverse learner needs impact student and family engagement is at the forefront of all her decisions and conversations with all stakeholders connected to student progress, mindset, and growth.

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