Home Visiting: Planning For Safety on the Inside[Part 3]

Home Visiting: What are your safety plans for once you have entered the home? Once you have arrived at a parent/family’s place of residence, you still must plan for your safety. Therefore your safety plan is not complete. Careful assessments of the home environment as well as the people and their relational dynamics must be […]

Culture Isn’t Just a Consumer Issue

Cultural competence is an approach to delivering services, such as instructional services, that assumes the services are more effective when they are provided within the most relevant and meaningful cultural, gender-sensitive[as opposed to gender-specific] and age- appropriate context for the target audience. In order to so do most effectively, it is important to define and […]

21 Ways Schools Can Ramp-Up Engagement With Parents of Color

Family engagement is both a mystery and a solution for schools and the educators who work there. Many are challenged to  develop meaningful partnerships with parents and adult caregivers of students. Even more challenging  is involving parents of color. Traditionally, schools have operated from within a white middle class framework and a similarly standardized approach […]

With An MOU with NYPD- What Are Public School Students to Understand?

  MOU: Memorandum of Understanding In the NYC Public Schools system, there is an MOU-memorandum of understanding, in place between themselves and the NYPD. Essentially, it says tat the police are welcomed on our school campus grounds in order to ensure and enforce safety. PROBLEM: The NYC public schools are largely urban with lower income […]