(Audience – Parent Coordinators) This learning opportunity is developed to support the delivery and learning of how to achieve effective and collaborative family engagement as highlighted in NYSED equity competency goals. Collectively we can identify and recognize that, in today’s traumatic and diverse educational spaces, students, families, and educators need support with knowledge, skills and practices related to combating prejudice reduction through collaborative and collective actions. As such, the relevant context of this learning opportunity is to assess a few family engagement resources’ effectiveness and credibility, as well as their reflection of equitable practices and outcomes. Session Objectives: Explore meaningful and equitable training resources/tools to support effective family engagement and communication. Explore the use of critical thinking skills to deepen connection and understanding of the resources to support equitable collaborative family engagement. Share examples of different resources that are designed to foster effective and equitable family engagements practices. Use an assessment worksheet to help build capacity for reflection on resource designs and approaches for effective family engagement.