SCP 571: Working with Parents in Education

Working with Parents in Educational Settings is intended to develop appreciation for parents as active participants in their children's education. Working with parents also emphasizes awareness and appreciation of the diversity of families. A survey of theories and practices focusing on effective communication skills between parents and school personnel and between parents and their children will be addressed. School counseling students will engage in a simulated parent education group and simulated individual parent conferences. Students will attend representative parent evening programs in school districts of their choosing. School counseling students will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to promoting strategies and methods of working with parents, guardians, families, and communities to empower them to act on behalf of their children. Students will also demonstrate skills related to presenting school counseling-related educational programs to administrators, teachers, parents, and the community.