In response to requested suggestions for future KIPS TIPS articles, survey respondents replied:
- How to discuss areas that need improvement
- Working with parents who are resistant to change
- Mentoring KIPS users, offering support through supervision.
All of these topics involve giving feedback, so Coming Soon! . . .
Phil is offering a workshop: Giving Feedback to Staff and Parents So It Can Be Accepted and Used, at the Parents as Teachers Conference (Nov 2012, St. Louis) and Zero to Three's National Training Institute (Dec 2012, Los Angeles). Phil would love to include examples of your successes or challenges in giving feedback after assessing parenting in the workshop. Email them toPhil@comfortconsults.com. Then come to the workshop to explore 6 practical tips Supervisors and Staff can use to give feedback that is more likely to be received and put into practice. After piloting the workshop, we hope to offer a Feedback Workshop for KIPSters as an online course next year.
Further suggestions for KIPS TIPS articles:
- Early intervention services using parenting assessment,
- Innovations based on KIPS,
- Stories about how parents grow.
The above ideas are addressed in existing resources:
If you don't have a Library subscription: see KIPS TIPS: March 2011 KIPS Library and October 2011 Learn From KIPS Advisors! to decide if you want one. Place an order for the Library or Special Bundle by clicking on the Price List/Order.
Coming Soon! Angela Rau (PAT Trainer) and Marilee will team up to present a workshop at the Parents as Teachers Conference (Nov 2012, St. Louis) on Planning for Parent Reflection: Making the Most of Assessment Tools and Resources, in other words, linking parenting assessment results with services that address parents' strengths and needs.