Meeting the Need: Rural Parent Preferences for School-Based Trainings (PO407)

  • PMD: 7,9
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents
  • Live Chat:
    Friday, February 26, 2021
    11:30 AM–12:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. plan future family outreach efforts in their schools and institutions.
  2. understand the perceived barriers families face regarding access to school led supports.
  3. evaluate their own family–school engagement related activities at their schools.


Schools may use parent trainings or opportunities for learning and development that help families to better understand or support their child as a method to encourage family–school partnerships. However, in highly controlled clinical and university settings, it has been found that getting parents to enroll and engage in such programs can be difficult. The current study seeks to investigate topics and settings families would be interested in for school-based training in a rural context.



MacKenzie D. Sidwell, Western Illinois University
Leah J. Arnold, Western Illinois University
Kiley S. Vinyard, Western Illinois University

Letter to Supervisor

Looking for a concise way to pitch the convention to your employer? This letter and the corresponding talking points are here to help!

Preliminary Brochure

Share our NASP 2021 preliminary brochure with your supervisor along with the above letter.