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Home, School and Community Systems - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Strong communication skills are important in all aspects of life and especially crucial between schools, families and their communities. In this chapter, you can learn strategies for facilitating effective communication and the modes and technologies that are best suited for specific situations. You can also explore family system theory and the wide range of family system types you might encounter. You'll understand influences that contribute to trends in family systems, and how they can affect young learners.
The lessons explain methods for collaborating and promoting positive change, as well as how technology can be used for efficient and functional communication. You'll also be able to learn about the effects of abuse on child development, the importance of family involvement in education, and programs that encourage strong communication. After completing this chapter, you should be able to identify:
- Effective communication modes
- Family system theory
- Types of family systems and their effects on students
- School resources and community agencies accessible to students and families
- Referral processes for community resources
- Communication facilitation among schools, agencies and families
The bite-sized video lessons are effective learning tools because of the informative and entertaining teaching strategies employed by our expert instructors. The videos are typically around five minutes long, and each lesson includes a transcript with key terms highlighted. The lessons all have short quizzes so that you can see how well you've grasped each concept.
1. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development
A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.
2. Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time
The term 'family' can have different definitions, such as a family of a mother, father, and children, or family units that consist of extended family members and friends. This lesson will define the family systems theory and explore various types of families, models of influence, and changing family trends.
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Other chapters within the ILTS School Psychologist (237): Test Practice and Study Guide course
- Developmental Psychology in Young People
- Student Learning and Motivation
- Cognitive Influences on Learning
- Individual Differences in Children
- Diversity Issues in the School Setting
- Classroom Teaching Strategies
- Behavioral Influences on Learning
- Factors that Affect Students and Schools
- Organization and Operation of School Systems
- Psychology Research & Design Analysis
- ILTS School Psychologist Flashcards
- Learning Assessments