Description: There have been growing calls for service providers to seek greater community engagement in the design and delivery of services. However there is no consensus as to what this involves, and there appears to be a gap between the rhetoric and the reality of community engagement. This paper seeks to clarify what community engagement involves, how it relates to other ideas and practices, and the role it can play in improving outcomes for children and families.
Quick Tip: While not specifically for facilitators, it includes good information about how to engage the community, which is one skill that facilitators can benefit from.
Creator: Child Family Community Australia
Number of Pages: 25