What Works for Whom? Promising Practices in Parenting Education (PDF 1.13 MB) draws out current knowledge about what is most effective when working with parents of young children living in circumstances with multiple challenges.
Tip Sheets for parent educators who work with parents of young children living with multiple stressors, based on What Works for Whom?
Getting Participants to Sign Up for Your Program (PDF 70 k)
Getting Participants to Keep Coming (PDF 70 k)
Helping Participants to Engage and Learn (PDF k)
Helping Participants to Use What They Learn (PDF k)
Helping Participants to Sustain Learning (PDF k)
FRP Canada and other concerned colleagues submitted a response to the March 2008
Bulletin of Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development titled Sleep Tight!
You are invited to download:
Financial literacy resources
NEW The Guide for Education Savings is a user-friendly guide to enable those who work with families to spread the word about tools and incentives available to start saving early for post-secondary education.
The Value of Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) is a useful one-page resource for facilitators.
or click on the link "Parenting Program Inventory" above.
This handbook is an indispensable tool for parent educators in their work with families. It looks at "parent education” in the widest sense of strengthening parents' ability to fill their parenting role. The ideas in this handbook can be applied very broadly, with special emphasis on the issues that arise working with parents in facilitated groups that meet over several weeks or months.
If you are new to working with groups of parents, you will find useful advice and guidelines to get you started on the right foot. If you already have considerable experience, you will find sections that invite you to reflect on how to increase your impact.
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Four bulletins for parent educators were produced by a project undertaken in partnership with Family Service Canada, with funding from the Population Health Fund of Health Canada:
June 2003 Evaluating Parent Education Programs (PDF)
January 2004 The Staircase to Change (PDF)
June 2004 Enhancing the Learning Experience - Characteristics of Adult Learners (PDF)
September 2004 Characteristics of Adult Learners, continued (PDF)
FRP Canada and Save the Children Canada have been engaged in a three year project to support PEPS in Ontario. PEPS is a parent support model that mobilizes parents with young children who may be isolated or need encouragement. The project involved training, professional development and support for PEPs groups. Check out the PEPS page to find out more about PEPS, the project, or to arrange training in your community.