Strategy:  Support Parents in Improving Parenting Skills<br />Topic specific forums <br />Such as cybersafety, bullying pr...
Parent involvement strategies handouts
Parent involvement strategies handouts
Parent involvement strategies handouts
Parent involvement strategies handouts
Parent involvement strategies handouts
Parent involvement strategies handouts
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Parent involvement strategies handouts

  1. 1. Strategy: Support Parents in Improving Parenting Skills<br />Topic specific forums <br />Such as cybersafety, bullying prevention, CPR/First Aid, etc.<br />Our ideas for forums<br />Family night activities<br />Family nights offer families an opportunity to eat dinner together, play games, and share experiences. <br />Our ideas for family night activities<br />Parenting classes<br />Parenting classes are specifically designed to build parent's skills in communicating with, disciplining, and supporting their children. <br />Our ideas for parenting classes<br />Peer-to-peer parenting support groups<br />Such as parent-to-parent peer groups for first-time parents, single parents, dads, gay and lesbian parents, or grandparents who are parenting.<br />Our ideas for parent support groups<br />Strategy: Engage Parents through Communication & Relationship Building<br />Programs employing this strategy seek to engage parents through consistent lines of communication centered around the needs of their children. <br />Interacting with youth and families outside of the program<br />Such as visiting families in their homes<br />Our ideas for interaction outside the program<br />Frequent personal contact with parents<br />Such as weekly phone calls<br />Our ideas for frequent personal contact<br />Communication with parents through written or other means of communication<br />Such as newsletters or take-home packets<br />Our ideas for communication with parents<br />Activities that span the program and the home<br />Such as a cooking class where kids bring home the food to share with the family or families send in recipes for youth to cook in the program<br />Our ideas for activities that span the program and home<br />Strategy: Engage Parents as Volunteers<br />Programs employing this strategy seek to engage parents as volunteers to work in the program and as participants in special events, which feature their children. <br />Coordinating and working at special events<br />Such as “open houses”<br />Our ideas for special events<br />Helping maintain facilities <br />Such as building cabinets or painting a room <br />Our ideas for maintaining facilities<br />Helping develop resources or programs <br />Such as organizing a book drive for the program’s education center<br />Our ideas for developing resources or programs<br />Leading programs and activities<br />Such as leading a weekly book club for parents or youth<br />Our ideas for leading programs and activities<br />Helping organize fundraising events or campaigns<br />Such as planning a bake sale or auction<br />Our ideas for organizing fundraising events<br />Participating in special events featuring their children<br />Such as bringing food for a youth performance at the program<br />Our ideas for participation in special events<br />Doing office work<br />Such as answering phones, filing, creating bulletin boards, writing the newsletter, etc.<br />Our ideas for doing office work<br />Strategy: Engage Parents to Create Learning Environments<br />Programs employing this strategy seek to engage parents by providing them with the skills they need to be successful individually and to create a positive learning environment at home. <br />Parent education classes<br />Such as GED classes or computer classes<br />Our ideas for parent education classes<br />Classes for immigrant families<br />Such as citizenship classes or ESL classes<br />Our ideas for classes for immigrant families<br />Classes for both parents & youth<br />Such as cooking classes<br />Our ideas for parent & youth classes<br />Classes that focus on children’s learning<br />Such as ‘Helping Your Child with Homework’<br />Our ideas for classes that focus on children’s learning<br />Strategy: Engage Parents as Decision-Makers<br />Parents as paid staff<br />Such as the membership clerk<br />Our ideas for including parents as staff<br />Parent-led committees<br />Such as a fundraising committee<br />Our ideas for parent-led committees<br />Parents as members of boards or formal advisory bodies<br />Such as a parent advisory board<br />Our ideas for parents’ roles on boards or other types of advisory boards<br />Seeking parent input for program and policy design<br />Such as through surveys<br />Our ideas for ways to seek parent input<br />

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