Graduate Degree Type
Education-School Counseling (M.Ed.)
College of Education
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.
Kiley, Shawn P., "Increasing Parental Engagement in Social-Emotional Learning at Home through Incentive Based Program: A Guideline for Implementation" (2021). Culminating Experience Projects. 39.