Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Webinar Series: Engaging Families and Creating Trusting Partnerships to Improve Child and Family Outcomes March - June 2017

Resources and References from Session 1: Getting to the Bottom Line of Family Engagement

Documents included in the policy/framework/practices synthesis:

Additional References

  • Bezdek, J., Summers, J.A., & Turnbull, A. (2010). Professionals’ attitudes on partnering with families of children and youth with disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 45(3), 356-365.
  • Brotherson, M.J., Summers, J.A., Naig, L.A., Kyzar, K., Friend, A., Epley, P., Gotto, G.S., & Turnbull, A.P. (2010). Partnership patterns: Addressing emotional needs in early intervention. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 30(1), 32-45.
  • Francis, G.L., Blue-Banning, M., Turnbull, A.P, Haines, S.J., Gross, J.M.S., & Hill, C. (2016). The culture of community in inclusive schools: Parental perspectives on family-school partnerships. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 51(3), 281-293.
  • Haines, S.J., Summers, J.A., Turnbull, A.P., & Turnbull, H.R. (2015). Family partnership with a Head Start agency: A case study of a refugee family. National Head Start Research Association’s Dialog, 17(4), 22-49.
  • Haines, S.J., Summers, J.A., Turnbull, A.P., & Turnbull, H.R. (2015). Family partnership with a refugee family: Practical implications from a case study. National Head Start Research Association’s Dialog, 17(4), 124-130.
  • Haines, S.J., McCart, A., & Turnbull, A. (2013). Family engagement within early childhood responses to intervention. In V. Buysse & E.S. Peisner-Feinberg (Eds.), Handbook of response to intervention in early childhood (pp. 313-324). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Kyzar, K., Haines, S.J., Turnbull, A.P., & Summers, J.A. (2016). Research-based practices for fostering trusting partnerships with families in educating students with intellectual disability. In M.L. Wehmeyer & K.A. Shogren (Eds.), Research-based practices for educating students with intellectual disability. Oxon, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.
  • Kyzar, K.B., Brady, S.E., Summers, J.A., Haines, S.H., Turnbull, A.P. (2016). Services and supports, partnership, and family quality of life: Focus on deaf-blindness. Exceptional Children, 83(1), 77-91.
  • Summers, J.A., Hoffman., L., Marquis, J., & Turnbull, A.P., Poston, D., & Nelson, L.L. (2005). Measuring the quality of family-professional partnerships in special education services. Exceptional Children, 72(1), 65-82.
  • Summers, J.A., Hoffman., L., Marquis, J., Turnbull, A.P., & Poston, D. (2005). Relationship between parent satisfaction regarding partnerships with professionals and age of child. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 25(1), 48-58.
  • Summers, J.A., Marquis, J., Mannan, H., Turnbull, A.P., Fleming, K., Poston, D.J., Wang, M., & Kupzck, K. (2007). Relationship of perceived adequacy of services, family-professional partnerships, and family quality of life in early childhood service programs. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, 54(3), 319-338.
  • Turnbull, H. R. & Stowe, M. J. (2001). A taxonomy for organizing the core concepts according to their underlying principles. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 12(3), 177-197.
  • Turnbull, H. R., Beegle, G., Stowe, M. S. (2001). The core concepts of disability policy affecting families who have children with disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 12(3), 133-143.
  • Turnbull, H.R., Wilcox, B. L., Stowe, M. J., & Umbarger, G. T. (2001). Matrix of federal statutes and federal and state court decisions reflecting the core concepts of disability policy. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 12(3), 144-176.
  • Turnbull, A.P., Turnbull, H.R., Erwin, E., & Soodak, L., Shogren, K. (2015). Families, professionals, and exceptionality: Positive outcomes through partnerships and trust (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Merrill/Prentice Hall.
  • Umbarger, G.T., Stowe, M.J., & Turnbull, H.R. (2005). The core concepts of health policy affecting families who have children with disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 15(4), 201-208.

Resources and References from Session 2: Enhancing Trusting Partnerships at the Systems and Practice Levels: Reciprocal Opportunities for Professionals and Families

Documents referenced in the presentation:

Additional References

  • Blue-Banning, M., Summers, J.A., Frankland, H.C., Nelson, L.L., & Beegle, G. (2004). Dimensions of family and professional partnerships: Constructive guidelines for collaboration. Exceptional Children, 70(2), 167-184.
  • Burke, M.M., & Hodapp, R.M. (2014). Relating stress of mothers of children with developmental disabilities to family-school partnerships. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 52(1), 13-23. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-52.1.13.
  • Eskow, K., Chasson, G., Mitchell, R., & Summers, J.A. (2015). Association between parent-teacher partnership satisfaction and outcomes for children and families with autism. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Kyzar, K.B., Brady, S.E., Summers, J.A., Haines, S.J., & Turnbull, A.P. (in press). Services and supports, partnership, and FQOL for families of children with deaf-blindness. Exceptional Children.
  • Summers, J.A., Hoffman., L., Marquis, J., & Turnbull, A.P., Poston, D., & Nelson, L.L. (2005a). Measuring the quality of family-professional partnerships in special education services. Exceptional Children, 72(1), 65-82.
  • Summers, J.A., Hoffman., L., Marquis, J., Turnbull, A.P., & Poston, D. (2005b). Relationship between parent satisfaction regarding partnerships with professionals and age of child. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 25(1), 48-58.
  • Summers, J.A., Marquis, J., Mannan, H., Turnbull, A.P., Fleming, K., Poston, D.J., Wang, M., & Kupzck, K. (2007). Relationship of perceived adequacy of services, family-professional partnerships, and family quality of life in early childhood service programs. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, 54(3), 319-338.
  • Tschannen-Moran, M., & Hoy, W. (2000). A multi-disciplinary analysis of the nature, meaning, and measurement of trust. Review of Educational Research, 70(4), 547-593).
  • Turnbull, A.P., Turnbull, H.R., Erwin, E., & Soodak, L., Shogren, K. (2015). Families, professionals, and exceptionality: Positive outcomes through partnerships and trust (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Merrill/Prentice Hall.
  • Turnbull, A.P., Turnbull, H.R., Agosta, J., Erwin, E., Fujiura, G., Singer, G., & Soodak, L. (2005). Support of families and family life across the lifespan. In C. Lakin & A.P. Turnbull (Eds.), National goals and research for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (pp. 217-256). Washington, DC: American Association on Mental Retardation.
  • Zuna, N.I. (2007). Examination of family-professional partnerships, parent-teacher communication, and parent involvement in families of kindergarten children with and without disabilities (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (3266511).

Resources and References from Session 3: Infusing Partnership Principles and Practices into Family Engagement Activities

Documents referenced in the presentation:

Additional References

  • Epstein, J.L., & Sanders, M.G. (2006). Prospects for change: Preparing educators for school, family, and community partnerships. Peabody Journal of Education, 81(2), 81-120.
  • Fish, W. W. (2008). The IEP meeting: Perceptions of parents of students who receive special education services. Preventing School Failure, 53(1), 8-14.
  • Kyzar, K., Turnbull, A.P., & Summers, J.A. (2012). The relationship of family support to family outcomes: A synthesis of key findings from research on severe disability. Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 37(1), 1-13.
  • Mandic, C. G., Rudd, R., Hehir, T., & Acevedo-Garcia, D. (2012). Readability of special education procedural safeguards. Journal of Special Education, 45(4), 195-203.
  • Mueller, T.G. (2009). IEP facilitation: A promising approach to resolving conflicts between families and schools. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 41(3), 60-67.

Resources and References from Session 4: More on Infusing Partnership Principles and Practices into Family Engagement Activities

Documents referenced in the presentation:

Additional References

  • Christenson, S. L. & Reschly, A. L. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of school-family partnerships. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Fialka, J. M., Feldman, A. K., & Mikus, K. C. (2012). Parents and professionals partnering for children with disabilities: A dance that matters. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
  • Fialka, J. (2016). What matters: Reflections on Disability, Community and Love. Toronto, CA: Inclusion Press.
  • Fiedler, C. R. (2000). Making a difference: Advocacy competencies for special education professionals. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Fisher, W., Elbaum, B., & Coulter, W. (2012). Construction and validation of two parent-report scales for the evaluation of early intervention programs. Journal of Applied Measurement, 13(1), 57-76.
  • McWilliam, R.A. (2010). Routines-based early intervention: Supporting young children and their families. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Company.
  • McWilliam, R.A. (Ed.). (2010). Working with families of young children with special needs. New York: NY: Guilford Press.
  • Summers, J.A., Hoffman, L., Marquis, J., Turnbull, A., Poston, D., & Nelson, L.L. (2005). Measuring the quality of family-professional partnerships in special education services. Exceptional Children, 72(1), 65-81.
  • Summers, J.A., Marquis, J., Mannan, H., Turnbull, A.P., Fleming, K., Poston, D.J., Wang, M., & Kupzyk, K. (2007). Relationship of perceived adequacy of services, family-professional partnerships, and family quality of life in early childhood service programmes. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 54(3), 319-338.

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