Maureen Callahan, a facilitator at the Nancy Loud School in Rochester, New Hampshire, introduces this video by telling a group of parents the following: “To support, to monitor, and to advocate for your child. These are roles that we really have to be doing with our children throughout their educational careers.”
Most parents are doing these things already, even if they don’t realize it.
Parents in Rochester and Los Angeles discuss ways they’re already supporting, monitoring, and advocating for their children. They reflect on the meaning and significance of those roles.
“They all go hand-in-hand. You can’t do one without the other,” observes one Los Angeles parent.
“It’s clearing away all the clutter and getting down to the essence of whatever the action is,” says Steve LeClair, Title I director and homeless liaison in Rochester. “It’s something that can make you more effective and more efficient.”
Learn more about the support, monitor, and advocate model in this video.