Parent Professional Relationships


Workshop Audience: Parents, Professional
Parents and professionals are increasingly aware that an effective outcome for a child cannot occur without a collaborative relationship that is characterized by mutual respect, sharing of expertise, and joint decision making. This workshop will draw on a participants’ personal commitment to the idea that there is value in parents and professionals working together as equal members of a team. The format will allow for a sharing of feelings that parents and professionals have about each other, examining the benefits and barriers of partnership and move to demonstrate the ways they can work together effectively and respectfully.