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TAPP for Brazilian Families

Susan Sheridan, Ph.D.

Renata T.M. Gomes, MSc

Families & Schools


Renata T.M. Gomes, graduate student in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, is leading the effort to bring Teachers and Parents as Partners (TAPP) to Brazil. TAPP is an evidence-based problem-solving model that fosters collaboration between teachers and parents to improve students’ social, behavioral and academic outcomes. Gomes, along with her mentor Sue Sheridan, is building support for family-school partnership in Brazil and working to introduce and adapt TAPP to the Brazilian culture with help from Porvir.

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