(Length: 45 hours)

This course focuses on helping students develop the skills to establish a helping relationship with parents on the educational level. Since parents have primary responsibility for their children's education, educators need to consider them as partners with whom they communicate on an ongoing basis. At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate skill in establishing a helping relationship with parents on the educational level, to adopt behavior that facilitates exchanges, to identify parents' needs and provide them with support, and to plan and direct parent meetings.