As part of our parent engagement efforts, IDEA recently launched a survey to find out more about our scholars' families and what concerns, challenges, and hopes they have for their children.
Results so far indicate that parents would like more support from IDEA on these topics:
- What scholars need to do in order to graduate
- College applications, acceptance rates, and planning
- How to help scholars plan for life after high school.
Most parents surveyed said they would like IDEA to offer workshops for parents to learn how to better support their children's academic success at home.
Many respondents said their chief challenges at home are motivating their children to do well in school and dealing with their children's problems. Some parents asked for additional resources such as counseling, suggestions for coping skills to deal with difficult situations at home, and positive reinforcement from school staff.
IDEA Social Worker Tiffany Casey, a member of IDEA's four-person clinical team, is heading IDEA's parent engagement efforts. Ms. Casey and her team have planned several events already in response to parent requests.
There is still time for IDEA families who have not yet completed the survey to make their voices heard! The survey includes nine questions and only takes a few minutes to answer. IDEA families can take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HYZL52C. We appreciate all of the feedback we receive from families so we can better serve our entire IDEA community.