International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The School-Family Partnership Training Program
Jamia M. Thomas-Richmond

The School Family Partnership Training Program was an innovative program created and implemented out of a desire to assist schools and families to connect with one another. The program was implemented over a six-week period with one and one-half hour combined sessions for families of a local urban elementary school. The goal of the program was to increase the level of involvement of families of children with disabilities, as well as assist them in building effective home-school partnerships. It was a program that helped children with exceptional needs achieve higher levels of school success through the involvement of their families in the school. Data resulting from this program showed that the program significantly impacted the participants. Through participation in the program, families redefined their roles in the education of their children and explored multiple possibilities for family involvement.

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