Collaborating with Parents for Early School Success

The Achieving-Behaving-Caring Program

Stephanie H. McConaughy, Pam Kay, Julie A. Welkowitz, Kim Hewitt, and Martha D. Fitzgerald

A Paperback Originale-bookprint + e-book
A Paperback Original
October 15, 2007
ISBN 9781593855932
Price: $43.00
226 Pages
Size: 8½" x 11"
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December 17, 2013
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226 Pages
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226 Pages
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“If you are interested in the universal and secondary prevention of emotional and behavioral disorders, you will likely find this book both intriguing and practical.”

NASP Communiqué


“The ABC Program was an opportunity to help my daughter gain lifelong social and academic skills in a constructive, caring way. During our participation, our team would meet regularly to discuss progress and plan next steps. By becoming more familiar with my daughter's teacher, I was able to communicate more easily with her. My daughter and I also both came away with important skills for communicating with each other proactively and speaking openly about our feelings. I would encourage any parent to become involved with this program, as it can really help improve your child's school experience and your family life over the long term.”

—Diane C. Cummings, parent, Burlington, Vermont


“I am very impressed with the clarity of the description of the program, its benefits, the research behind the components, and the steps to implement the program. The book is presented in a user-friendly manner that will enable any school to adopt the ABC Program. It provides excellent checklists and other reproducibles for administrators to use. The focus on social skills and positive perspectives makes ABC especially appealing, and the book gives excellent suggestions on how to successfully incorporate these two elements.”

—Mary K. Sherrer, EdD, former superintendent of schools, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union, Vermont


“This book is an invaluable resource for supporting prosocial behavior and academic success. The ABC Program enables schools to work with parents using a collaborative, problem-solving process that includes classwide social skills instruction, secondary intervention for selected individuals, and tertiary-level support through the use of a parent liaison. Home-school collaboration is an evidence-based strategy, and this user-friendly manual provides materials and guidelines for implementing it. The book can also be used to train preservice teachers and school staff in important parent-conferencing skills.”

—Debra Kamps, PhD, Senior Scientist and Director, Center for Early Intervention in Reading and Behavior, Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, University of Kansas