Call for Proposals: 2013 Student Parent Support Symposium

Posted by on January 28, 2013

2013 CALL FOR PROPOSALS – Due February 28 , 2013

The ACCESS Collaborative Program will begin accepting proposal submissions for the 2013 Student Parent Support Symposium on January 17, 2013 The 2013 Student Parent Support Symposium will be held at The Blackwell Hotel on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, OH from May 30 – 31, 2013.
The theme for this year’s conference is: “Baby & Me Make a Degree: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Single Parent Families One Degree at a Time”. We are seeking a wide range of presentation topics relating to the development and improvement of student parent participation in higher education. Presentations related to this year’s theme are especially encouraged.

Proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2013 (11:59 p.m. EST). Proposals should address the focus areas listed below:

Student Parent Program Models
Financial Aid
Student Retention
Student Support Services
Program Evaluation
Mentoring Program Model

Community Services
Career Development
Financial Planning
Community Organizations Working with Student Parents in College

Grant Writing
Grant Resources
Utilizing Surveys or Focus Group
Research to Learn about Student Parents
Current Methodologies used to Evaluate Program Effectiveness

Housing Alternatives
Temporary Assistance for Needy  Families(TANF)
Legislation Affecting Parents in Higher  Education
Child Support

Professional Development
Leadership Development

Counselor Development
Counseling Skills, Techniques
Mental Health

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