[R-0074] S7. Family and Community

Citation: Public Schools of North Carolina. (2013). Parent and Family Involvement: A Guide to Effective Parent, Family, and Community Involvement in North Carolina Schools. Raleigh, NC: Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved from http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/parents/toolkit/guide.pdf

Abstract: This guide includes suggestions and resources for program enhancement and comes with a toolkit to help schools engage families and community members in the process of raising achievement for all children.

Integration: Instructors can use this guide to plan activities related to engaging families and community members in the process of raising achievement for their child(ren.

Content Focus: Collaboration; Involving Families and Communities; Child, Family, and Community

Notes: Citations for research articles on helping parents of children identified with a disability achieve in school are as follows:

Arnold, D.H., Zeljo, A, Doctoroff, G.L., Ortiz, C. (2008). Parent involvement in preschool: Predictors and the relation of involvement to preliteracy development. School Psychology Review, 37(1), 74-90.

Plant, K.M. & Sanders, M.R. (2007). Reducing problem behavior during care-giving in families of preschool-aged children with developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 28, 362-385.

Parette, H.P., Meadan, H., Doubet, S. (2010). Supporting families of young children with disabilities using technology. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 45(4), 552-565.

Additional information on the effect of inclusion on the parent-school relationship can be retrieved from The Inclusive Classroom [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5WCX-998vs]