Engaging Parents Webinar

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Engaging Parents to Foster Healthier, More Successful Students

Presented by: Shannon Michael, Public Health Analyst, Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention, CDC & Joyce L. Epstein, Director on School, Family and Community Partnerships and National Network of Partnership Schools, Johns Hopkins University

This webinar will discuss how parent engagement in school health positively influences the health of children and adolescents. Dr. Joyce Epstein, Director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University, will provide an overview of high quality programs for school, family, and community partnerships. Dr. Shannon Michael, adolescent health researcher at the CDC, will describe how parent engagement in schools positively impacts adolescent education and health outcomes, and will identify evidence-based strategies and actions for engaging parents in school health. The session will end with an in-depth overview of CDC’s newly released resources for parent engagement in school health.

At the end of the webinar, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe programs of school, family, and community partnerships.
  • Describe how parent engagement in schools positively influences education and health outcomes.
  • Identify the essential aspects of parent engagement in school health.
  • Identify strategies and actions schools and districts can implement to increase parent engagement in school health.
  • Describe CDC resources related to parent engagement in school health.

To view this webinar, click here.