Inclusive Practices Family Engagement 

Family Engagement Modules

Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) has partnered with Stetson and Associates and our parent and community partners to create three Family Engagement training modules. This series of parent modules was created to provide families with information and resources on the following topics:

Module 1: Family Engagement: The Importance of Parents as Partners

This module provides families with an overview of family engagement and provides clarity on the difference between family engagement and involvement. Additionally, this module addresses the importance of families as partners and provides information on how to get help.

Video Recording (Length: 6min)


Module 2: IDEA and Families: A Review of IDEA and What Parents Need to Know 

This module provides families with detailed information on the Six Pillars of IDEA: Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

Appropriate Evaluation

Parent Participation

Procedural Safeguards

Video Recording (Length: 14min)


Module 3: Inclusive Education and Family Partnerships

This module is designed to provide families with an overview of inclusive education, what it is, and why it’s important. Additionally, this module covers the roles of parents in supporting their child’s success in an inclusive school.

Video Recording (Length: 59min) 


Please follow the links above to access the recorded presentations and handouts.

Additional Resources

A Summary of the Evidence on Inclusive Education

Find out what the research says about Inclusive Education.

Inclusion Toolkit for Parents

This Inclusion Toolkit for Parents has been written with leading inclusive education experts to guide parents in supporting their child’s inclusive education journey.

Four Benefits of Inclusive Classrooms

Find out four reasons why being in a diverse classroom is beneficial for all students.

TIES Center Parent Resource Videos

If you have additional questions, please contact Krysta Salon, Educational Specialist, Exceptional Support Branch, at or 808-690-0651.