Strategies to Promote Parental Resilience: Obstacles and Solutions

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,7
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the comprehensive needs of parents of children diagnosed with low incidence disabilities related to resilience development.
  2. understand the school psychologists' role as consultant in leading effective resilience-building interventions for students and families.
  3. understand the Parent Resiliency Model that was developed as a result of this study.


Authors present school psychologist focus group findings to help promote strategies for increasing parental resilience for families of children diagnosed with low-incidence disabilities. Authors present workshop evaluation results, research products, and implications for parents and school psychologists.



Richard W. VanVoorhis, Youngstown State University
Kenneth L. Miller, Youngstown State University


Amy E. Williams, Susan M. Miller


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