Children, Youth, Families & Schools, Nebraska Center for Research on


Date of this Version

July 2004


Sheridan, S. M. (2004, July). Conjoint behavioral consultation and diversity: Research findings and directions. Invited address to the SASP mini-convention at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. Permission to use.


Why Partner with Families?

-The research is unequivocal…

-When parents are actively engaged in their child’s development and learning, there are important benefits for children, families, and schools

-Parent-professional (home-school) partnerships are predictive of increased academic performance, socioemotional benefits, better work habits, more consistent school attendance, school completion, and greater connections between home and school