ERIC Number: ED431989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Building Bridges with Parents: Tools and Techniques for Counselors. Practical Skills for Counselors Series.
Montgomery, Marilyn J.
This book provides specific guidelines that for developing comprehensive home-school partnerships. It is designed for use by school counselors. Practical guidance is offered on how to persuade colleagues that parent outreach is vital to student success; initiate positive contacts and smooth interactions with parents; understand different types of "anxious parents" and work successfully with them; and facilitate such systems as parent education, academic or therapeutic support at home, and involvement of at-risk families. A section entitled "Tips from Teachers" offers ideas and techniques that have worked well for other counselors. Resource A, "Resources for Building Parent Participation," is a list of contacts for additional information. Resource B is "Suggested Readings." (Contains 12 references.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, At Risk Persons, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment, Extended Family, Family School Relationship, Home Instruction, Mental Health, Objectives, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parenting Skills, Resources, School Counselors, Success, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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