A Parent Involvement Program

Paperback with reproducible pages, CD-ROM


   Order Code: RPC149    ISBN : 9780878225415
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By Norman Brier. Implement a flexible, ten-session program that builds essential skills and provides information for increasing parents’ ability to influence their children’s academic motivation. The sessions begin with illustrative vignettes and instruct parents in topics such as providing emotional support, becoming informed, promoting self-determination, and helping with homework. The book contains step-by-step procedures for planning and leading the sessions and nearly three dozen handouts and sample documents. The CD-ROM provides printable pdfs of all of the book’s reproducible forms and student handouts. Grades 4–12. 8½" x 11". Appendixes. Bibliography. Research Press. Approximately 150 pages. Revised edition. ©2010.

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“This book is a new reference for any school counselors’ library. The lessons align easily to any comprehensive school counseling program. Most of all, the book takes a different but important approach in focusing on the role of the parent in assisting the student with succeeding academically.”
—Deborah Hardy, New York State School Counselors Association NEWS

“This book is a comprehensive program consisting of 10 guided lessons for parents. An advantage to this program is that parents can elect to attend all 10 sessions or just those they are interested in. . . . The design of each session lends itself well to collaboration between the facilitator and the parents, with the parents actively participating, rather than the usual ‘sit and deliver’ model for some groups. These sessions could be led by the school counselor and/or a teacher. I especially liked the vignettes for each session, which help guide group discussion.”
—Linda Kopec, North Carolina School Counselors Association NEWS

“The lesson plans can be readily implemented by a leader with any level of experience, as they include a leader checklist and evaluation, and background information on the topic to be presented. . . . the author encourages using these lesson plans for single topic parent meetings or for a shortened series of sessions based on parental interest. . . . The language of the author’s prose is easy to read and the layout and formatting of the book make finding specific information straightforward.”
—Lynn Merlone, New Hampshire School Counselor Newsletter

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