Engaging Parents to Foster Healthier, More Successful Students
November 14, 2012
2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
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 session, participants 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.
Shannon Michael, MPH, PhD, Public Health Analyst, Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, & TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Shannon Michael currently serves as an adolescent health researcher in the Research Application and Evaluation Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health. Her work focuses on addressing child and adolescent protective factors such as positive parenting practices, school connectedness, and academic achievement. Shannon currently facilitates a collaborative partnership with the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and New York University’s School of Social Work to develop a series of research papers addressing parental influences on key childhood and adolescent health-risk behaviors and health outcomes.
Joyce L. Epstein, PhD, Director, Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and National Network of Partnership Schools, Johns Hopkins University
Joyce L. Epstein, Ph.D. in sociology, is director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and National Network of Partnership Schools, principal research scientist, and research professor of sociology and education at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Epstein has over one hundred publications on the nature and effects of family and community involvement including a practical handbook—School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action, 3rd Edition (Corwin Press, 2009) and a textbook for college courses for future teachers—School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools, 2nd Edition (Westview, 2011). In 1995, she established the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), which provides professional development for school, district, and state leaders to develop research-based programs of family and community involvement. In all of her work, she is interested in the connections of research, policy, and practice.
Shannon Michael, MPH, PhD
Division of Adolescent and School Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Atlanta, GA 30341
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