Engaging Families Virtually: Shifting Parent SEL Groups Online

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 7
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. increase their knowledge base on digital adaptations that may be necessary to a parent education group program to meet the needs of low-income, multicultural, and multilingual families.
  2. increase awareness of the practicalities for working with online tools in service and research.
  3. increase their knowledge base for engaging families via an exploratory, participatory, action-based project to meet the needs of the school community.


The school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic impacted various outreach and educational programs. This session will focus on the adaptation of parent education groups to a virtual format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will share considerations and tips on digital adaptations that may be necessary in order to engage low-income, multicultural, and multilingual families within a school community in online parent education programs following a participatory action framework.



Mayra A. Gaona, Loyola University Chicago
Lynne R. Golomb, Loyola University Chicago
Prabha Kaundinya, Loyola University Chicago
Hana Polachek, Loyola University Chicago


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