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More parent engagement resources

A Sampler of Parent Training Leadership Training in Connecticut (PDF)

This August 2012 document gives bulletpoint descriptions of the best-known programs available for parents who want leadership training, along contact information.

VIDEO: Joyce Epstein on schools and families

Dr. Joyce L. Epstein, director of the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University, spoke at a conference in Cromwell, Connecticut in May 2012 and graciously sat down for an interview with Dawn Homer-Bouthiette, director of parent engagement and family policy for the Connecticut Commission on Children.

CTParenting.com

A service of the state Department of Children and Families (DCF), this website offers information for kids, teens, and the news media as well as parents and other care givers.

Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative's 2011 Family Services Directory

This directory, prepared by the state Department of Social Services, lists providers, support groups, websites, and other resources for fatherhood-related issues. (PDF, 21 pages)

U.S. Education Department: Parent and Family Engagement

This federal government page offers ideas and resources from a national perspective.

Growing and Sustaining Parent Engagement: A Toolkit for Parents and Community Partners

This document, created by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, shows communities how to create and maintain strong parent engagement. (PDF, 22 pages)

The Strengths and Challenges of Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy: What the Research Says

In this report, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) looks at the growing body of literature on community organizing to understand how it fits into overall education reform. Accompanied by a directory of 50 community organizations involved in New England education reform.

Engaging Parents as Partners to Support Early Child Health and Development

This briefing paper from the National Academy for State Health Policy offers a three-part framework for engaging parents in supporting healthy child development. (PDF, 9 pages)

10 Things States Can Do to Help Low-Income Fathers

Pointers for state governments from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan group that assists the lawmakers and staffs in each of the state capitols by providing research, technical assistance, and discussion opportunities on various issues.

 

This page was last updated: September 20, 2012

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