This book lays out how mental health practitioners can best engage parents in their children's education for the child's best educational outcome. The book presents several different engagement strategies, allowing for differences in socio-political, cultural, and parental beliefs and understandings. Topics include information from early childhood, family processes, efficacy, racial socialization, and social capital.
While of interest to educators and parents, this book is written primarily for the clinician, in particular clinicians working with vulnerable child and parent populations, who may be struggling with learning or developmental disabilities.
- Concise, practical guide
- Useful to psychologists, educators, and parents
Chapter 1: Diversity of Families and Trends Chapter 2: Key Challenges of US Families Chapter 3: Strengths of US Families Chapter 4: Examination of Practitioner Bias Chapter 5: Increasing the Capacity and Engagement of Families