Introduction to Positive Solutions for Families

MA Department of Early Education and Care Communities of Practice
This workshop is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

Partnering with Diverse Families workshop icon
Offered by: 
Early Childhood

This introduction to the Positive Solutions for Families modules will focus on strategies for building relationships and collaborating with families with children with disabilities. Included will be discussion on working with a wide range of families, including diverse cultures and familiy structures, and multigenerational families. Information, resources, handouts and activities from CSEFEL will be integrated to facilitate a well-aligned overview of the Positive Solutions for Families modules.

Through discussion, case studies and classroom participation activities, participants will have an opportunity to learn about:

  • How to implement the Positive Solutions for Families modules
  • Ways to build relationships and how to collaborate with families, including families with a child or children with disabilities
  • Where and how to access resources, support, tools and information for supporting families with young children using the Positive Solutions for Families modules
  • Strategies and information on how to better support families who have a young child or children with disabilities

For more information regarding the content of these trainings, please contact Kay Lisseck, Special Projects Coordinator, at or (413) 588-5970.

Who can participate

Early Educators, including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Early Interventionists, Family Child Care Providers, Directors and other administrators.


2.5 training hours are available.


No trainings are currently scheduled. For more information about COP Positive Solutions and upcoming trainings please contact us.


  • Sarah Patton photo

    Sarah Patton received her Masters from Smith College for Social Work and has dedicated her career to Early Intervention, working with children birth - 5 and their caregivers to build and strengthen children's pro-social skills, self-esteem and positive behavior.