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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.

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.

Parent Involvement Checklist

Project Appleseed, 2010. (web resource)

This checklist, which is based on the Six Slices of Parental Involvement, can be used to evaluate and improve parent-school partnerships.

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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.