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Power of Family-School Partnering (FSP) A Practical Guide for School Mental Health Professionals and Educators

ISBN-10: 0415801486
ISBN-13: 9780415801485
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Cathy Lines, PhD , was formerly the Mental Health Coordinator for the Cherry Creek School District. Since retiring from this position, she has continued to be involved in state RtI professional development and has taught school psychology graduate classes in family-school partnerships.Gloria Miller, PhD , is a professor in the Child, Family, and School Psychology Program at the University of Denver. Her expertise is in early childhood school psychology, and she has worked extensively with families in the field.Amanda Arthur Stanley, PhD , currently works as a school psychologist in the Cherry Creek School District at an elementary and on-site preschool. She is actively involved in serving special and general education students, leads her school�s positive behavior support team, and teaches parenting classes to families of preschoolers.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Series Editors' Foreword
About the Authors
Framing Family-School Partnering (FSP)
A Shift to Family-School Partnering
Our FSP Framework
An FSP Foundation
FSP Tiered Processes and Practices
Student School Success
FSP Data-Driven Decisions
The Rationale for FSP
Legal Precedents for FSP
Research Precedents for FSP
Professional and Policy Implications for FSP
Key Terms
Tool Description
Web Sites
Building an FSP Foundation
An FSP Philosophy
Student School Success Is the Center of Family-School Partnering
Education Is a Shared Responsibility Between Home and School
Families and Schools Each Bring Unique Expertise and Cultures
Major Influences on FSP Philosophy
Further Influences on FSP
Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler
Christenson and Sheridan
Creating Core FSP Philosophies
Cultural Sharing
Key Terms
Tool Descriptions
Web Sites
Tools 2.1-2.3
Creating Universal FSP Processes and Practices
Build Relationships
Practices to Build Relationships: Show Respect, Take Time, and Recognize Efforts
Create Welcoming Settings
Practices to Create Welcoming Settings: Address Environments and Recognize Alternative Contributions
Use Two-Way Communication
Practices for Two-Way Communication: Offer Options, Focus on Positives, and Invite Responses
Educate Partners
Practices to Educate Partners: Cultivate Shared Understanding and Increase Confidence
Key Terms
Tool Descriptions
Building Relationships
Creating Welcoming Settings
Using Two-Way Communication
Educating Partners
Web Sites
Tools 3.1-3.7
Adapting Targeted-Intensive FSP Processes and Practices
Core Universal FSP Processes in the Targeted-Intensive Tiers
Build Relationships
Respond to the Grieving Process
Develop Individual Relationships
Create Welcoming Settings
Design Comfortable Venues
Instill a Responsive Atmosphere
Use Two-Way Communication
Resolve Conflicts
Stabilize Crises
Educate Partners
Link Families With Community Resources
Develop Targeted Skills
The Targeted-Intensive FSP Process: Team Interventions
Implement Teaming Four Steps
Clarify Roles and Responsibilities
Use Shared Data
Teaming Interventions for Individuals, Small Groups, and Established Structures
Social-Emotional-Behavioral and Academic Interventions
Response-to-Intervention (RtI)
Special Education
Teaming Interventions With Family-School Protocols
Conjoint Behavioral Consultation
Key Terms
Tool Descriptions
Following Teaming Steps and Clarifying Roles
Using Shared Data
Teaming Specific FSP Interventions
Web Sites
Tools 4.1-4.7
Planning FSP Actions
Family-School Planning Models
System Reform
Roles and Responsibilities
FSP Leadership
FSP Collaborative Consultation
Data-Driven Decision Making in the Tiers
Family-School Partnering Action Planning
Action-Planning Cycle
Share Understanding of FSP Rationale and Philosophy
DEFINE: Collect and Review Data; Map Strengths and Resources; Identify Hurdles
PLAN: Prioritize Measurable Goals; Identify Actions and Interventions; Assign Responsibilities, Resources, and Timelines; Choose Measurement Tools
IMPLEMENT: Follow Plan as Intended; Monitor Progress
EVALUATE: Assess Goal Attainment and Implementation; Revise Plan; Continue
Using the FSP Action Plan
Key Terms
Tool Descriptions
Action Planning
Existing Data
Collected Data
Web Sites
Tools 5.1-5.12
Applying FSP Lessons
Defining FSP Hurdles
Navigating Hurdles
Stories From the Field
Evidence-Based Programs
The Incredible Years
Check & Connect
Achieving, Behaving, Coring Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Educator FAQs
Family Member FAQs
Key Terms
Tool Description
Web Sites
Tool 6.1
Epilogue: A Working FSP School
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