Offering indispensable advice, this authoritative guide explores how teachers, program leaders, coaches, and other youth workers can forge partnerships with families and encourage meaningful parental involvement. Inspirational stories and icebreaker suggestions are combined with fun activities and reproducible handouts, all designed to increase parental communication. Event planning, volunteer recruitment, and sustaining parental participation are concisely addressed as are the topics of appropriate conduct, helping young people through transitional periods, complimenting parents and children, and setting boundaries. This title includes a CD-ROM of more than 40 reproducible pages from the book.
About the Authors:
Nancy Tellett-Royce is community liaison at Search Institute and a community and youth development expert. She is also the former cochair of Children First and the creator of the Speaking of Parenting kit. She lives in Minneapolis. Susan Wootten is an editor at Search Institute Press and a former high school and community college English and mathematics teacher. She is active in public school, community, and church activities, and is the parent of three teenagers. She lives in Minneapolis.