Parent Engagement | Parent Support
Families as Partners: Fostering Family Engagement for Healthy and Successful Students.Family involvement in children’s lives has been shown to reduce children’s health-risk behaviors, improve their attitudes toward school and learning, and improve academic achievement and student success. ( National School Boards Association - 2011)
Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health (CDC) 2012-Contains strategies for parents and schools to work together to support students learning and development including:the importance of parents in risk behavior reduction, ways to connect with parents, supporting volunteer opportunities, ways to connect at home and parents as collaborators in the school setting. (CDC-2012)
School Connectedness Resources from the CDC-Students who believe that adults and peers in the school care about their learning as well as about them as individuals—is an important protective factor. Research has shown that young people who feel connected to their school are less likely to engage in many risk behaviors, including early sexual initiation, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, and violence and gang involvement.
Resources for Parents of Students with Special Needs -Can be found under S for Special Health Care|Special Education Needs. This includes the Parent to Parent organization which offers valuable connections to assist parents with other parents and community organizations.