The Centers for Disease Control Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) announced the release of a new resource for parents and school systems called Parent Engagement: Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health. This resource includes strategies for schools that allow for increased parent engagement in school health activities. Parent Engagement was developed by researchers, public health practitioners, and educators.
Research was conducted on parent engagement and the results showed that “parent engagement in schools is closely linked to better student behavior, higher academic achievement, and enhanced social skills.” Parent engagement also allows for children to make healthier decisions like avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
Source: Comprehensive Health Education Network Listserve: CHEN-L