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Domain 7: Family-School Collaboration Services

NASP Policy

Home-School Collaboration: Establishing Partnerships to Enhance Educational Opportunities
This position statement details the importance and benefits of home-school collaboration.

Ready to Learn, Empowered to Teach: Excellence in Education for the 21st Century
This policy document outlines NASP's educational reform priorities and acknowledges throughout the importance of school-family-community partnerships in the delivery of comprehensive and coordinated school psychological services.

Enhancing Conditions for Learning: Selected Research
This research summary was developed for a Senate Briefing that addressed strategies for facilitating the learning and social-emotional well-being of students.


NASP Practice Model: Examples from the Field: Domain 7
This article is one in a series entitled “NASP Practice Model: Examples from the Field” which highlights various domains within the NASP Practice Model and, through interviews with practicing school psychologists, illustrates how the domains are effectively applied in everyday professional activities.

Preventing School Problems & Promoting School Success through Family-School-Community Collaboration
A book chapter by Kathy Minke focuses on the role of collaboration in designing and implementing effective prevention programs. Critical components of effective collaboration are discussed.

Back to the Future: The Futures Task Force on Family-School Partnerships
Enhancing family-school partnerships was an important priority for the Futures Task Force. This article addresses specific outcomes to the three goals identified by the Task Force.

Improving Relationships With Community Providers: The Community Psychologists Workshop
This Communiqué article reviews a local psychological services workshop involving community psychology personnel to clarify the district's special education and Section 504 process.

Immigrant Families: Strategies for School Support
This Principal Leadership article addresses challenges in developing home-school collaboration with immigrant students and their families.

Immigrant Parents and Home-School Collaboration: Strategies for Teachers
This article focuses on home-school communication strategies and addresses the involvement of immigrant parents in the schools.

Improving Home-School Collaboration with Disadvantaged Families: Organizational Principles, Perspectives, & Approaches
This article reviews the research regarding home-school collaboration with families who are socially or economically at-risk.

Collaborating With Physicians: A Guide for School Leaders
This article provides guidance regarding collaborating with physicians including a case study example.

Collaborative Consultation: Developing Sensitive Suicide Prevention Programs in Native Communities
This article provides a description of and the need for suicide prevention programs sensitive to native people.

Merging Research and Practice Agendas to Address Reading and Behavior School-Wide
This article details a 4-year partnership between university-based psychologists and school-based psychologists to develop and implement school-wide academic and behavioral support systems in elementary schools.

Partnering with Parents of Special Needs Students: Barriers to Collaboration
This article provides an overview of the ethical and legal responsibilities of including parents as important members of the problem solving team.

Home-School Conferences: A Guide for Parents - English
This article provides tips on how to hold effective home-school conferences that promote positive interactions and collaborations between school personnel and families.

Home-School Conferences: A Guide for Parents – Spanish
This article provides tips on how to hold effective home-school conferences that promote positive interactions and collaborations between school personnel and families.

Parents and Teachers: Strategies for Working Together
This handout provides specific strategies for enhancing home-school partnerships.

Webinars, Workshops & Trainings

NASP Dialogues: Home-School Collaboration
This podcast presents a discussion between Sandy Christensen, Sue Sheridan, and Amy Reschly regarding factors that facilitate student engagement and positive outcomes for children and youth.

Working with Grandparent Caregivers
This 2011 NASP Convention session presented a conjoint behavioral consultation model as a strategy for enhancing a collaborative partnership with grandparent caregivers.

Best Practices in Collaborating With Medical Personnel
This Best Practices V chapter provides an assessment tool for collaborating with medical personnel.

Best Practices in Data Analysis Teaming
This Best Practices V chapter delineates specific Tier 1 procedures for operating problem solving data analysis teams, including membership, types of data to review, the data-analysis process, and steps for intervention planning

Best Practices in the Use of Resource Teams to Enhance Learning Supports
This Best Practices V chapter reviews resources related to systems change to effectively address barriers to learning.

NASP Books & Publications

Transforming School Mental Health Services: Population-based Approaches to Promoting the Competency and Wellness of Children
By Beth Doll and Jack Cummings

Best Practices in School Psychology V
By Alex Thomas and Jeff Grimes

Helping Children at Home and School III: Handouts for Families and Educators
By Andrea S. Canter, Leslie Z. Paige, and Steven Shaw