Attentive on the Journey: Engaging Parents in Children’s Learning, Development and Bullying Prevention
October 16, 2014
Presented by Karen Shanoski, Family-School-Community Partnerships Project Manager, Center for Schools and Communities, Camp Hill, Pa. and Stephanie Roy, Special Projects Managing Coordinator, Center for Safe Schools, Camp Hill, Pa.
Bullying prevention strategies involving parents should be informed by best practices in parent engagement. Schools play an instrumental role in creating opportunities for effective parent engagement. As such, school personnel have the opportunity to build strong connections with families by creating welcoming environments with effective communication and positive collaboration on decisions regarding youth’s education and wellbeing. Participants will examine best practice approaches for cultivating effective parent/family engagement in their children’s development. Participants will learn strategies to inform parents on how to reduce bullying behavior, support children who may be targets of bullying and intervene if their children are involved in a cycle of peer abuse.