When it comes to families and school involvement, there is no one-size-fits-all. Researcher Laurie Brotman, PhD is evaluating an early intervention, ParentCorps, a 14-session program for families of children attending pre-k in culturally diverse neighborhoods. During the program for families, school mental health professionals support parents by developing strategies for parent-teacher partnerships capitalizing on the positive qualities of immigrant families and interacting at home. By the end of kindergarten kids who are in programs with ParentCorps had better reading and math skills on standardized tests.
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