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Parent engagement 2

Parent engagement 2



Prepared to introduce the

Prepared to introduce the
Hot Topic Discussion Session on Parent Engagement at the Career Development SK Provincial Meeting - November 2010



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    • Parent Engagement
      Career Development Workshop
      November 5, 2010
    • Parent Engagement
      Ideas adapted from many sources including:
      A Career Development Resource for ParentsCCIP resource (Canada Career Information Partnership)
      Career Planning With Teens: A Guide for Parents, Guardians, and Counsellors
      Prince Albert Catholic Schools
      Career Coaching Your Teens: A Guide for Parents Guiding Youth Resourcealis.alberta.ca
      Future Paths Resources by SIECwww.futurepaths.ca
      many of you!
    • A Worldof Possibilities
    • Parent Engagement
      “Although adolescents become progressively independent from parents in the high school years, they depend heavily on parents in the area of career development.”
      “…parents impact career choice more than students’ counsellors, teachers, friends, other relatives, or people working in the field of interest…”
      “Parents want to help their teens and the resources need to provide this assistance can be developed and enhanced through counselling.”
      (Trusty, Watts, Erdman, 1997, Journal of Career Development, Vol. 23(3))
    • Common Myths
      Young people should know what they want to do with their life.
      There is a perfect job that will reveal itself.
      A wrong choice now will ruin a young person’s life.
      University is essential to career success.
    • Current Trends
      It may be important to help parents become more aware of current trends…
      Global Marketplace
      Cultural and Lifestyle Diversity
      Changing Demographics
      How do these trends impact youth?
      How can parents can assist their children in preparing for these current trends?
      Can we, as career-development professionals, help?
    • CareerPlanningModel
      SIEC Future Paths Website
    • Career Conversations
    • Parent Engagement
      Things we have tried…
      Career Counsellors meet with students/parents.
      Career Counsellors attend parent/teacher/student conferences.
      Career Counsellors circulate information home to parents.
      Division support for Take Our Kids To Work Day
      Regional Career Development Parent Workshops
      Career Development Website for students/parents
      Parent Survey
      It will be great to hear about what school divisions are doing/could be doing as we engage in discussion around this HOT TOPIC.
      We have much to learn from successes and struggles.
    • Parent Engagement
      Parents are the greatest influences of teens in their planning their life/career path.
      (As reported by teens interviewed for the CIIP publication)
    • Parent EngagementTable Talk(possible discussion questions)
      How important is parent engagement in career development? Why?
      Are there some common myths we, as career counsellors, could help to dispel in discussions with parents?
      How can parents support their children in preparing for their futures and in dealing with current trends?
      How do we inform parents of current educational practices with regard to career development?
      How do we share ministry initiatives and new resources with parents in our division?
      In your division, what role do parents have and how is their voice heard?
    • Parent Engagement
      Thank you for your discussion around this “HOT TOPIC”