Parent/Community Outreach Tools and Resources
Project ACHIEVE activities focus on increasing the involvement of all parents, but especially the involvement of parents of at-risk, underachieving, and chronically non-performing students. In addition, for students with significant, 24/7 academic or behavioral/mental health challenges, Project ACHIEVE is committed to helping school and community-based professionals work with parents to coordinate and integrate all of the services, supports, and intervention programs being provided.
In order to help districts and schools in the diverse areas of parent and community outreach, the following tools and resources have been developed for your use:
Parent Brochures supporting Home Literacy Activities
In order to help parents understand how to support their children’s reading and literacy, three different brochures—at the preschool, early elementary, and late elementary school levels—are now available. These brochures describe the five essential areas of literacy, identify the relevant literacy skills emerging at each age level covered, and provide activities that parents can do at home to support and reinforce the emerging literacy skills of their children.
New Parent Literacy Brochure Part 1
New Parent Literacy Brochure Part 2
New Parent Literacy Brochure Part 3
Parent Literacy Training PowerPoint
Expanding on the information in the Parent Brochures, this PowerPoint is used as part of a presentation for parents and parent educators to help them understand the five areas of literacy, the different literacy skills that emerge for students at different developmental stages (from preschool through late elementary school), and what activities they can do at home to support and reinforce these skills with their children.
Parent Literacy SIG Presentation: July 2008
Parent Positive Home Discipline and Social Skills Training PowerPoint
In order to help parents understand how they can support their children’s behavior and self-management skills in a positive and productive way, this PowerPoint is used as part of a presentation for parents and parent educators to help them learn important skills in these areas. The PowerPoint describes how to use three essential components of effective discipline (Skills, Accountability, and Consistency) at home, and how to teach their children social skills using the Stop & Think Parenting Book: A Guide to Children’s Good Behavior and its 75-minute DVD, Teaching Children to Stop & Think at Home: A Parent’s Guide to Teaching Good Behavior.