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Presentation about Parent Engagement

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  • 1. Immigrant and Refugee Parent Involvement in Schools and the Link to Academic Success and Mental Health of Children Jodie Fishman May 8, 2009
  • 2. Consider “Juan”….
  • 3. The Changing “American” Family <ul><li>In 2000, 1 in 5 children in the U.S. immigrated here or had at least one immigrant parent </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007, immigrants accounted for 1 in 8 U.S. residents </li></ul>Sources: Shields MK, Behrman RE. Children of Immigrant Families: Analysis and Recommendations. The Future of Children. Princeton University and The Brookings Institution. 2004;14(2). Camarota, Steven. Immigrants in the United States, 2007. A Profile of America’s Foreign-Born Population. Center for Immigration Studies: November 2007. Retrieved March 31, 2009, from http://www.cis.org/articles/2007/back1007.html
  • 4. Unique Challenges Facing Immigrant and Refugee Children <ul><li>Separation from families </li></ul><ul><li>Refugee camps </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to violence </li></ul><ul><li>Moves from rural to urban settings </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Language barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of health insurance </li></ul>
  • 5. The “Caring Across Communities” Project <ul><li>The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) </li></ul><ul><li>3-year, national program </li></ul><ul><li>15 sites across the country </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrant and refugee dense communities </li></ul><ul><li>School-connected mental health programs </li></ul>
  • 6. Objectives <ul><li>Further understand attitudes and beliefs of immigrant and refugee parents towards schools and mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Find ways to increase immigrant and refugee parent involvement in schools by understanding barriers and facilitators to parent engagement </li></ul>
  • 7. Research Questions <ul><li>Does parent participation make a difference in the success of school-based mental health programs for immigrant and refugee children? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the barriers and facilitators to engaging immigrant and refugee parents in schools and school-based mental health programs? </li></ul>
  • 8. Data Sources <ul><li>Eileen Kugler, author of Debunking the Middle Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools are Good for All </li></ul><ul><li>Whitney Meagher, Program Coordinator for Health and Welfare, PTA National Office </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys of 500+ providers in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Case study of UNC’s Creating Confianza program </li></ul>
  • 9. Results <ul><li>Link between parent involvement in schools and academic success/mental health of child </li></ul><ul><li>Best ways to engage parents: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find cultural brokers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tailor outreach to culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create welcoming schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common barriers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work schedules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language barriers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School leadership </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Conclusions <ul><li>Integrating immigrant and refugee parents into schools is key to success of children </li></ul><ul><li>Culturally aware staff </li></ul><ul><li>Need to treat children and their parents/families simultaneously </li></ul>
  • 11. Recommendations <ul><li>Cultural diversity and language requirements for administrators and teachers before reaching their own classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher training in basic mental health needs </li></ul><ul><li>Paid positions dedicated to parent outreach </li></ul>
  • 12. Recommendations, continued <ul><li>Diversifying PTAs and addressing parent and child mental health at meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Redefine “parent” </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrant Parent Involvement plans, pilot programs </li></ul>
  • 13. Remember “Juan”?
  • 14. How Creating Confianza Helped “Juan”
  • 15. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Dr. Olga Acosta Price, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, GWU </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Julia Lear, Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, GWU </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Mimi Chapman, Creating Confianza at UNC </li></ul><ul><li>Alejandra Martinez-Lacabe, Creating Confianza at UNC </li></ul><ul><li>Whitney Meagher, National PTA </li></ul><ul><li>Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools </li></ul>
  • 16. Thank you! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Preguntas? </li></ul><ul><li>물음 , 질문 , 질의  ? </li></ul><ul><li>有问题吗? </li></ul>

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