Promoting parent engagement in school health : a facilitator’s guide for staff development
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Promoting parent engagement in school health : a facilitator’s guide for staff development

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      The purpose of the staff development program, Promoting Parent Engagement in School Health, is to provide teachers and other school staff with an introduction to parent engagement and guidance on how to engage parents in school health activities. Parent engagement in schools is defined as parents and school staff working together to support and improve the learning, development, and health of children and adolescents. Parent engagement in schools can promote positive health and academic behaviors among children and adolescents. Research shows that parent engagement in schools is closely linked to better student behavior, higher academic achievement, and enhanced social skills. Parent engagement also makes it more likely that children and adolescents will avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as sexual risk behaviors, and tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use.

      This document was prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) with significant conceptual, technical, and editorial assistance from others across CDC and experts in the fields of school health education, professional and staff development, parent/family engagement, and child and adolescent development. The content of this staff development program is based on Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health, available at parent_engagement_strategies.pdf.

      Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Promoting Parent Engagement in School Health: A Facilitator’s Guide for Staff Development. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2012.


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