ERIC Number: ED424019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan-12
Reference Count: N/A
Family Partnerships: A Continuous Process. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Noting that developing a Head Start family partnership is an ongoing process that begins at enrollment and continues through transition out of the program, this guide for directors and staff looks at the process of developing such partnerships and provides the skills and information needed to form meaningful partnerships. Following an introductory section, the guide presents four training modules. Each module details expected outcomes, key concepts, background information, learning activities, and next steps. Handouts are include for each module. Module One, "Partnering with Families," guides and encourages staff in the use of professional practices to engage each family in a family partnership agreement process. Module Two, "Exploring Family Growth," takes an in-depth look at the family's growth and development and provides information for assessing the impact of significant life events. Module Three, "Making Family Goals a Reality," provides staff training on helping families identify and achieve their goals utilizing a six-step approach. Module Four, "Practicing Professionalism," examines strategies surrounding the professional issues of confidentiality, roles and boundaries, mandated reporting and record-keeping. The final section of the guide contains continuing professional development and sources for supplemental information that can assist participants in extending the learning opportunities begun in this guide. (SD)
Descriptors: Family Attitudes, Family Environment, Family Involvement, Family Life, Family Needs, Family Role, Family School Relationship, High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Training Methods, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.