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Recommendations on Helpful Ways for School Professionals and Families to Talk about Mental Health Related Concerns

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and coalition partners, 2007. (PDF, 2 pgs.)

Developed by a national coalition of parents, educators, mental health professionals, and physicians, this tip sheet helps educators and families talk together about children's mental health issues.

PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships Assessment Guide

PTA, 2008.(PDF, 32 pgs.)

The PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships offer a framework for how families, schools, and communities should work together to support student success. This assessment guide, or rubric, helps facilitate the implementation of these standards. The guide includes specific goals for each standard, indicators for measuring these goals, and examples for each indicator to show what good practice looks like at different levels of development.

One Dream, Two Realities: Perspectives of Parents on America's High Schools

Civic Enterprises in association with Peter D. Hart Research Associates for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2008. (PDF, 23 pgs.)

Reports on findings of a survey of parents on parental involvement and other education issues.

Nine Powerful Practices

Educational Leadership, ASCD, 2008. (web article)

In this article, Ruby Payne identifies nine strategies that help raise the achievement of students living in poverty including building relationships of respect, teaching the hidden rules of school, and building relationships with parents.

Helping Immigrant and Refugee Students Succeed: It's Not Just what Happens In the Classroom

Center for Health and Care in Schools, 2009. (PDF, 8 pgs.)

Problematic behaviors exhibited by students have a direct impact on student success and the importance of engaging families for student academic achievement has been well documented. The challenges are more pronounced among immigrant and refugee students and their families. This research highlights a number of successful strategies used to engage immigrant and refugee families in support of their children's mental health.

Fostering School, Family, and Community Involvement

The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence and Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), 2007. (PDF, 133 pgs.)

An overview of the nature and scope of collaboration, explores barriers to effectively working together, and discusses the process of establishing and sustaining the work.

Family Engagement in Education: Seven Principles for Success

National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance, 2009. (PDF, 60 pgs.)

Research shows the best predictor of urban family involvement at the K-8 level is what the school does to promote this involvement. Knowing what to do will help educators be more effective in promoting family engagement.

Epstein's Six Types of Involvement

National Network of Partnership Schools, n.d. (web resource)

Joyce Epstein's framework of six types of involvement for families helps schools and communities develop comprehensive programs of school, family, and community partnership. Includes a brief summary of the benefits of each type of involvement for students, families, and teachers.

Creating Safe Schools Is Everyone's Business

Our Children, National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), 2007. (web article)

An article for parents and schools reflecting the social and emotional impact of bullying in all its forms and suggesting ways for schools and communities to create safe and respectful schools.

Consumer Reports School Safety Alert Program

Consumers Union, 2011. (web resource)

Consumer Reports has launched a major new initiative to deliver critical, time-sensitive information on recalled and unsafe products to the homes of millions of school-aged children. It is teaming up with the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to distribute Web-based safety alerts and recall notices on children's products including toys, food, furniture, and clothing.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.