Family Engagement for Child Behavioral & Mental Health

Do you have a unique family engagement story to tell?

We would love to record a webinar of your experience and share it with Ohio on our website! Email Barbara Boone and Meredith Wellman at results@osu.edu

Recorded Webinars

1. Engaging Families to support the mental and behavioral health of children (Duration: 32 min; June 2017)

In this webinar, we offer training on family engagement for professionals working with families to support the behavioral and mental health of children and teens. The recording is designed to be viewed by a group of staff members, and can be paused at different points for reflection and discussion.  Presenters: Barbara Boone and Meredith Wellman from OSU, Grace Schoessow from Greene County ESC, and Angela Schoepflin from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The following handouts are attached within the recording:

2. What Parents Want Professionals to Know (Duration: 12 min; December 2016)

In this webinar, Angela Schoepflin from the National Alliance on Mental Illness presents on how professionals can support families with mental and behavioral health needs.

3.  Ask a Parent (Duration: 15 min; December 2016)

In this webinar, Angela Schoepflin from the National Alliance on Mental Illness responds to questions posed by Project AWARE and Safe Schools Healthy Students counties regarding how to support families of students with mental and behavioral health needs.

4. Engaging Fathers in their Children’s Education (Duration: 1 hour; June, 2017)

In this webinar, Steve Killpack and Frederick Knuckles highlight the work of Ohio’s Commission on Fatherhood and provide examples of how communities and schools in Ohio are reaching out to fathers and making intentional efforts to give fathers meaningful and engaging roles in their schools and in support their children’s learning.

Information Brief

This brief contains research-based practices for family engagement, what professionals can do, a letter from a parent to professionals, assumptions underlying healthy partnerships, and more!

Embedding Family Engagement in State Mental Health Projects

Click on the icons below to see descriptions of our work in Ohio with Project AWARE and Safe Schools Healthy Students to support the development of Family Engagement embedded within state projects:

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