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ERIC Number: ED537856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
The Effect of Teacher's Invitations to Parental Involvement on Children's Externalizing Problem Behaviors: An Examination of a CBC Intervention. CYFS Working Paper No. 2012-3
Coutts, Michael J.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Kwon, Kyongboon; Semke, Carrie A.
Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools
Behavioral problems in childhood are associated with academic difficulties including in-school suspensions, high school dropout, and low academic grades and achievement scores. Students with disruptive behavior problems demonstrate higher rates of social risk factors than their nondisruptive peers, including school maladjustment, antisocial activity, substance use, sexual activity, and conduct problems. Given the relationship between children's disruptive behaviors and negative outcomes, it is important to identify effective interventions that can help to ameliorate disruptive behavior problems. Parental involvement in children's education is associated with a variety of positive child outcomes. When parents feel that schools are open to and willing to support their involvement, parents are more likely to participate. One important influence on parents feeling welcome in their children's school is teachers' specific invitations to become involved. Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC) is a strength-based, indirect model of service delivery wherein parents and teachers collaboratively participate in a joint problem-solving process to promote positive behavioral outcomes for children. Goals of CBC are to: (1) address children's behavioral and learning needs; (2) increase parent engagement in education; and (3) facilitate a positive family-school partnership. The role of teacher outreach and invitations within the context of CBC has not been explored, despite the fact that direct and ongoing connections between the teacher and parent are of interest within the CBC model. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between changes in teachers' invitations to parental involvement in response to a CBC intervention and children's behavior. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.) [This poster was presented originally by the authors at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS)