ERIC Number: ED497312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Collaborating with Parents for Early School Success: The Achieving-Behaving-Caring Program
McConaughy, Stephanie H.; Kay, Pam; Welkowitz, Julie A.; Hewitt, Kim; Fitzgerald, Martha D.
The Achieving-Behaving-Caring (ABC) Program is an evidence-based approach to addressing the needs of elementary students at risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties and promoting successful home-school collaboration. This practical guide demonstrates how classroom teachers and parents can work together to boost individual children's strengths, reduce problems that interfere with learning, and provide class-wide social skills training. The use of trained parent liaisons is a special feature of the program. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for implementing ABC are accompanied by many useful case illustrations and tips. The book includes more than two dozen reproducible handouts and forms, in a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding. The intended audience for this guide are school psychologists, counselors, social workers, school administrators, teachers and special educators in grades pre-K-6. Following an Introduction, the guide divides into two parts. (Section I) For Program Administrators, contains: (1) Building a Foundation for the ABC Program; (2) Recruiting and Training Parent Liaisons; (3) Selecting and Implementing a Social Skills Curriculum; (4) Selecting Child and Family Participants for ABC's PTAR Teams; and (5) Evaluating the Effectiveness of the ABC Program. (Section II) For Parent Liaisons, contains: (6) Enlisting Parent Participation in ABC; (7) Getting Ready for PTAR Meetings; (8) The First PTAR Meeting(s): Reaching Mutual Goals; (9) The Action Research Cycle: Collecting Data; (10) The Action Research Cycle: Reflection, Analyzing Data, and Practical Theory; (11) The Action Research Cycle: Brainstorming Ideas, Action Plan, Getting Support and Permission; and (12) Questions, Challenges, and Transitions. The guide also contains an Index.
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Action Research, Parent School Relationship, Elementary Education, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Program Implementation, Curriculum Development, Program Evaluation, Guides, Affective Behavior, Social Behavior
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A