Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Refugee Family Engagement Project DVD Set

Authors/Editors

Denver Public Schools

Publisher(s)

Denver, CO: Mind's Eye Productions

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2010

Description of Resource

This is a set of two DVDs.  The first is a professional development DVD for educators, administrators, and staff and provides background information on the U.S. refugee resettlement program.  Denver Public Schools staff describe their best practices and communication strategies to inform and engage refugee families, and identify resources for schools and families.

The second DVD is for newcomer families.  It invites families to participate in school activities and informs refugees about American school culture.  It covers attendance policies, health policies, after-school programs, parent-teacher conferences, and adult education opportunities.  It describes services available at schools and in the greater community.

Languages

Arabic, Burmese, French, Karen, Nepali, Somali

Availability

http://www.dpsk12.org/video/newcomer/index.shtml
http://www.dpsk12.org/video/newcomer/professional_dev.shtml