School’s back — a helpful free guide for parents

Download the Partnering With Your Child's School booklet (PDF)Labor Day has come and gone, and with the kids back in school this might be the perfect time to recommend a free booklet (PDF) from the HSC Foundation that helps parents learn about resources available to them.

The booklet also offers information to help parents develop a partnership with their children’s schools, and the information is available in English and Spanish. The HSC Foundation’s Web site outlines the goals of their Family Supports Initiative like this:

  • Provide knowledge regarding systems of care, home and family care practices, and community resources;
  • Support family needs through technical training, counseling, and peer support;
  • Strengthen skills in the areas of negotiation, conflict management, and advocacy; and
  • Support related research, development, and evaluation.

The content has been reviewed by groups of parents, youth, and educators. The booklets are produced in partnership with George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, the Council for Exceptional Children and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.


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