KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

Using Parenting Assessment in Early Head Start Supervision

Posted by Phil Gordon on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 @ 12:05 PM

Guest Contribution by:

Alison Fennell, MA, LPC, ACS

Mental Health Manager/Clinical Supervisor

NORWESCAP Early Head Start/Head Start

In an earlier post, I described how NORWESCAP Early Head Start implemented an observational parenting assessment, which our Early Head Start site reviewers found a highlight of our program.  With Early Head Start’s current spotlight on School Readiness, we are providing specific services to help parents prepare their children for school.  We now incorporate parenting assessments into our reflective supervision with Home Visitors by scheduling quarterly meetings with each staff person specifically to reflect upon their assessments. 

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Tags: Parenting Assessment, parenting goals, Head Start, Early Head Start, reflective supervision, supervision;