ERIC Number: ED404741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Working Respectfully with Families: A Practical Guide for Educators and Human Service Workers. Training Module III: Creating Family-Friendly Schools.
Connard, Christie; And Others
Educators and service providers often have little opportunity to work cooperatively with families to enhance outcomes for children. This document is the third 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 project's goal is to help educators and human-service workers form effective and supportive partnerships with each other and with the families they serve. 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." This particular workshop focuses on the importance of family involvement in their children's education, with an emphasis on reaching out to hard-to-reach families. (LMI)
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Human Services, Integrated Services, Limited English Speaking, Low Income, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Social Services, 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 the other modules, see EA 028 237-240. Overhead transparency sheets (replicated in document) are not included with ERIC copy.