Karen Jorgenson, M.A. and Ginger Gorham, M.S. examine problems frequently encountered when working with a child's school and offer simple, positive guidance to foster parents on developing a working relationship with schools. Ms. Jorgenson and Ms. Gorham also discuss building a school-parent team, roles and responsibilities of the foster parent and the school, special education, homework strategies, and dealing with difficult behaviors at school. Handouts are included.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
identify reasons children in care experience significant school problems
identify members of a school "team"
state school and foster parent roles and responsibilities
identify strategies to help a child transition to a new school
identify ways to advocate for your child when dealing with schools
describe the role of the parent in the special education process
list strategies for overcoming homework struggles
identify methods for dealing with difficult behaviors at school
2 credit hours, $10.00 per person.
This course explores building an effective, positive educational environment for children:
roles and responsibilities
entering a new school
working with the school staff
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This course helped me to understand the role of the foster parent as it relates to working with the school. As an educator, I knew the role of the teacher and school. I also have a daughter with special needs so I also understand the role of the team and advocating for her needs. The information was easy to understand and the handouts were very helpful.