ERIC Number: ED404742
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 IV: Home, School, and Community Partnerships.
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 fourth in a four-part training module that was developed by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's Child, Family, and Community Program. The workshops are based on an ecological, family-centered approach to education and service delivery. The module, which presents the philosophical underpinnings of an ecological, strength-based approach, is used to train state cadres in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Washington. 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." The third workshop focuses on the interdependence among the home, school, and community and helping those who work with children and families to understand that all families need help at some time in their lives. The workshop examines three strategies that enhance families' access to formal and informal support (family advocates, home visits, and parent centers) and presents a case study in which workshop participants identify family strengths, develop strategies to enhance formal and informal support, and come to understand the family's perspective. (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 the other modules, see EA 028 237-239. Overhead transparencies (replicated in document) are not included with ERIC copy.