Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education-School Counseling (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

College of Education

First Advisor

Elizabeth Stolle

Academic Year



Current policies and practices strive to increase parental engagement with school activities with varying degrees of success. A lack of clear expectations and guidelines of how parents can engage in social-emotional learning within the home decreases the effectiveness of the social-emotional curriculum and negatively impacts the child’s mental health. This project attempts to create opportunities for parents to engage in social-emotional learning activities within the home while also addressing barriers that often prevent parents from engaging under typical standards. Children whose parents are engaged in their lives and school-based activities feel a better sense of belonging within their family and school and less mental health related problems. By creating a program that offers clear guidelines, in addition to incentives for participating, schools can increase the parental engagement in social-emotional learning activities within the home. This project will serve as a guideline to promote increased parental engagement within social-emotional learning within school districts.

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