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Parental Workshops and Resources for Managing Behaviors at Home

Schools can support families by developing an approach to promote a home-school connection to teaching appropriate behaviors for students with special needs. This curriculum project developed hybrid parent workshops, with face-to-face and online sessions and a collection of free, online resources. The literature review informed the curriculum best practices for effective parenting, positive behavior supports, and parenting workshops. The guiding questions for this project included: 1.) How can knowledge of behavior management support parents? 2.) What structures can parents use with their children? 3.) What are effective strategies to educate parents about behavior management strategies? This curriculum project includes a 7-week series of parent workshops to help teach supports and strategies to use with their children. The sessions include: effective parenting, creating rules and setting boundaries, creating routines and schedules, token economies, and using incentives. Also included in the workshops are an introduction session in the beginning and a reflection session at the end. All of the parent workshops were created with the consideration of the adult learners that will attend the sessions. The parent workshops are a useful tool to build a home-school connection approach to teaching appropriate behaviors for students with special needs. 
 
 Key words: behavior management, effective parenting, online resources, parent workshops, positive behavior supports, special education, special needs, strategies

Schools can support families by developing an approach to promote a home-school connection to teaching appropriate behaviors for students with special needs. This curriculum project developed hybrid parent workshops, with face-to-face and online sessions and a collection of free, online resources. The literature review informed the curriculum best practices for effective parenting, positive behavior supports, and parenting workshops. The guiding questions for this project included: 1.) How can knowledge of behavior management support parents? 2.) What structures can parents use with their children? 3.) What are effective strategies to educate parents about behavior management strategies? This curriculum project includes a 7-week series of parent workshops to help teach supports and strategies to use with their children. The sessions include: effective parenting, creating rules and setting boundaries, creating routines and schedules, token economies, and using incentives. Also included in the workshops are an introduction session in the beginning and a reflection session at the end. All of the parent workshops were created with the consideration of the adult learners that will attend the sessions. The parent workshops are a useful tool to build a home-school connection approach to teaching appropriate behaviors for students with special needs. Key words: behavior management, effective parenting, online resources, parent workshops, positive behavior supports, special education, special needs, strategies

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