Promoting Family-School Connections and Interventions
Sheridan, Susan M., Kratochwill, Thomas R.
2nd ed. 2007, XVI, 220 p.
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A step-by-step framework for developing and maintaining family/school partnerships takes readers from diagnostic interviews through to plan evaluation
Chapters analyze core interpersonal skills, including building trust, conflict management, and effective communication
Practical strategies illustrate working with diverse families and school personnel, improving family competence, promoting joint responsibility, and other collaborative goals
Case studies show CBC implemented in traditional school, Head Start, pediatric health, and Response to Intervention contexts
Conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC) strengthens collaboration between children’s most critical learning environments – school and home – for improved academic, behavioral, and social-emotional skills. The reader-friendly, 2nd edition of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation: Promoting Family-School Connections and Interventions offers innovative applications of CBC as an ecological, evidence-based approach. In this new edition, the authors combine best practices in consultation and problem-solving for interventions that promote and support children’s potential, teachers’ educational mission, and family members’ unique strengths.
Important features in this new edition include:
A step-by-step framework for developing and maintaining family/school partnerships takes readers from initial interviews through plan evaluation.
Chapters include discussion on core interpersonal skills, including building trust, managing conflict, and communicating effectively.
Practical strategies illustrate working with diverse families and school personnel, improving family competence, promoting joint responsibility, and achieving other collaborative goals.
Case studies demonstrate CBC as implemented in traditional school, Head Start, pediatric health, and response-to-intervention (RtI) contexts.
In-depth research review explains the efficacy of CBC.
The progressive model of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation has a great deal to offer school psychologists, special educators and other school-based professionals as well as mental health practitioners. In addition, its accessibility makes this volume a suitable graduate text or training manual for those planning to work with children and families in these growing fields.
Family–School Partnerships in Prevention and Intervention.- Definitional and Procedural Characteristics of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation.- Conjoint Behavioral Consultation in Practice: Promoting Positive Family–School Relationships.- Conjoint Behavioral Consultation in Practice: Working with Diverse Families.- Conjoint Behavioral Consultation in Unique Practice Contexts.- Research on Conjoint Behavioral Consultation.