Dealing with Parents and Effective Communication
3 In-service Credits/45 hours Instructor: Nicole Hall February 1-28, April 1-29, May 1-30, June 1-30, July 1-30, August 1-30, October 1-30, December 1-30
Self-paced or Zoom Option Available July 1-30, August 1-30 Coming Soon
There are many perks to working in education, however, working with difficult parents comes with the territory. What do parents expect from you? How can you build credibility quickly with parents? How can you handle challenging situations but still maintain a positive relationship? This course is designed to navigate different types of situations you may come across. You will explore what parents may be dealing with, what they may be thinking, and how to keep our cool throughout these situations. You will get to explore effective communication techniques so you can be proactive instead of reactive with parents and, as a result, increase family engagement and parent involvement.
This course is relevant to all who work in schools with children ages in both regular and special education settings. This course has been designed for all school administrators, regular and special education teachers (grades K-12 and ages 5 to 21), special area teachers (gym, art, music, technology) school psychologists, school counselors, guidance counselors, social workers, speech and language therapists or speech pathologists and occupational or physical therapists.
Optional Materials: How To Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid or Just Plain Crazy- Elaine K. McEwan
February 1-28, April 1-29, June 1-30, July 1-30, August 1-30, October 1-30, December 1-30, May 1-30