School-Based Collaboration with Families: Constructing Family-School-Agency Partnerships That Work / Edition 1

School-Based Collaboration with Families: Constructing Family-School-Agency Partnerships That Work / Edition 1

by James Brien O'Callaghan
     
 

Traditionally, when students have shown signs of problematic behavior, they have been removed from the conventional classroom environment and placed in special education classes, individual counseling, psychological testing, rehabilitation centers, and the like. Yet as dropout rates, drug addiction, and other problems continue to increase among our youth, it is

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Overview

Traditionally, when students have shown signs of problematic behavior, they have been removed from the conventional classroom environment and placed in special education classes, individual counseling, psychological testing, rehabilitation centers, and the like. Yet as dropout rates, drug addiction, and other problems continue to increase among our youth, it is clear that a more effective approach is needed. Drawing on a wealth of practical experience, J. Brien O'Callaghan shows that there is indeed a better way to help students overcome their problems

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555425272
Publisher:
Collaborative Solutions
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Social and Behavioral Science Ser.
Edition description:
1st
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,433,553
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Author
1A Blueprint for Collaboration3
2Collaborative Assessment and Intervention23
3Leadership Within the Ecosystem37
4The Importance of Direct Communication53
5Assessment Skills for Collaborators69
6Training for Systems Interventions84
7Children Misdiagnosed with Intrapsychic Problems103
8When Child Managers Disagree118
9Underinvolved Fathers or Other Family Members130
10Helpers Outside the Nuclear Family141
11The Politics of Collaboration153
12From Pilot Projects to Standard Practices169
References183
Index197

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