ERIC Number: ED404740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Working Respectfully with Families: A Practical Guide for Educators and Human Service Workers. Training Module II: Developing Partnerships with Families.
Connard, Christie; And Others
Educators and social-service providers find it highly challenging to form partnerships with families that are based on mutual respect and reciprocity. This document is the second in a four-part training module that was developed by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's Child, Family, and Community Program. The module is based on an ecological, family-centered approach to education and service delivery, and is used to train state cadres in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Washington. The primary goal of the workshop is to facilitate a change in attitude on the part of those who work with children and families. This workshop emphasizes the importance of relationships and of understanding, supporting, and respecting the family's perspective. Participants examine the ways that their own schools and/or agencies work with families, practice identifying strengths in families, and learn strategies for developing partnerships between families and professionals. The module contains a training outline with procedures, activities, overhead transparencies, handouts, key articles, and a paper entitled, "The Ecology of the Family: A Background Paper for a Family-Centered Approach to Education and Social Services Delivery," which synthesizes research and theoretical information on the ecological perspective. (Contains 39 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Community Coordination, Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Needs, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Human Services, Integrated Services, Social Services, Social Work, Workshops
NWREL Document Reproduction Service, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204 ($40 each; $150 for set of 4 modules).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For this title's other training modules, see EA 028 237-240. Overhead transparencies have been replicated and are included as pp. 23-35.