Paige co-edits published book
08/31/2005

Leslie Z. Paige, Grants Facilitator for the Fort Hays State University Graduate School and the Docking Institute of Public Affairs is a co-editor of a recently published (2004) book, Helping Children at Home and School II: Handouts for Families and Children. The book was recently selected to be included in Creativity 35 by David E. Carter. This annual book, which will be available in summer 2006, showcases an international array of design work chosen for its outstanding creativity. In particular, HCHS II won in the category of Package Design. There were entries from 40 states and 31 countries.

Promoting the healthy development of children and youth, Helping Children at Home and School II is an updated and expanded resource book for parents, educators, child advocates, and teens. As a co-editor and handout author, Paige worked with leading experts and experienced professionals who contributed over 250 research-based yet accessible handouts. Many key handouts for families are also provided in Spanish. The handouts are available in hard copy and CD-ROM formats to help professionals communicate up-to-date information and proven, solution-based strategies for home and classroom applications. This comprehensive set of handouts is a valuable resource for professionals seeking ways to communicate key information and intervention strategies to teachers, administrators, child advocates, parents, child-care workers, and anyone who works with children and youth. The handouts are not intended to be comprehensive reports or detailed prescriptions, but to provide sufficient information to clarify important issues, initial steps to take in addressing a problem, and suggestions for further courses of action.

Topic areas include:
- Parenting
- Home and School Connections
- Instruction and Curriculum
- Behavior and Discipline
- Social Development and Mental Health
- Health and Wellness
- Diversity
- Special Populations and Special Education
- Crisis and Safety
- Teen Topics

Helping Children at Home and School II (2004) was edited by Andrea S. Canter, Leslie Z. Paige, Mark Roth, Ivonne Romero, and Servio Carroll, and was published by the National Association of School Psychologists.


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