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

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Parent engagement 2

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