Unit 78 - Work in partnership with families to support individuals Working in Partnership with Families Key Points for working in partnership with families. • Welcoming atmosphere where families feel valued as experts on their relationship with their relative • Open, honest & daily dialogue • Flexibility in communicating - taking individual circumstances into account • Keeping families informed of their development • Find an appropriate time and place to discuss any sensitive issues • In communications with families, begin by sharing something positive • Being responsive to family concerns • Make positive and useful suggestions as to how you can work together • Encourage families to become involved in their relatives activities and interests • Support less experienced staff in sharing information with parents First Impressions First impressions of a setting are a decisive factor for families. A positive response to their initial enquiry regarding the setting is the foundation to the partnership. All members of staff have a shared responsibility to ensure that the family are made to feel welcome on their first visit, given the time to look around and the opportunity to ask questions. Families will feel slightly apprehensive on their first visit.
In order for FCP to be effective, professional familiarization with the family setting and activities is significant. It is important to note that the professional may not provide effective assistance without developing a partnership with the family. A good understanding of the family ensures a smooth transition of experiences between a home and early childhood settings. Above all, emphasis on family strengths promotes dignity and strength and ensures continued concentration on positive outcomes in early childhood development. Implications of FCP on ECP Cohrssen, Church, & Tayler (2010) subscribe to the idea that parent involvement in child education has direct links to improved
Roles and Responsibilities 3 INTRODUCTION 3.1 Although parents have the primary responsibility for safeguarding their children, statutory and voluntary agencies, relatives, friends and neighbours also have responsibilities. Everyone can help to safeguard children if they are alert to children’s needs, and willing and able to act if they have concerns about their welfare. This chapter describes the roles and responsibilities of agencies, professionals, and the community, in child protection. Awareness and appreciation of each other’s roles is essential for effective co-operation. Joint working should extend across the planning, management, provision and delivery of services.
We need to vote and choose and also encourage others to vote and choose as well. We need to advocate for the children and education, as the children have the most to lose. Childcare workers state that the number one reason that they stay in their job is because of the love of the children. In the PowerPoint, the information on advocating for education and children is given. Why should we advocate, the goal of early childhood advocacy is to improve the lives of infants and toddlers, their families, and our community by influencing legislators and policy makers opinions, decisions and actions concerning early childhood.
Some examples of external support systems in the community includes the counselling services provided by schools and the government, different professionals, non-governmental organizations(NGOs) that serves a particular group of needy. People can seek help and advice from these systems according to their needs. For instance, those with financial problems can seek subsidies from the government and NGOs, while those facing academic adversity can seek advice from the counsellors at school, their supervisors, or peers (von Soest et al., 2010). These external support systems, compared to family, can provide more professional and knowledge-based advice, more resources, and can understand the situation of the person to a greater extent as they were more experienced in handling clients who faced similar situations. In the Hong Kong situation, the Hong Kong community have a complex and highly developed external support system as there are a considerable amount of supporting measures by the government and
An Overview of the Experiences of Same Sex Parented Families: Challenges and Strengths ID 301 / CRITICAL THINKING PROFESSOR NADINE D. RHODES, LPA, MS OCTOBER 13, 2012 Abstract The dominance of traditional families across the world is increasingly being challenged as a vast amount of individuals are engaging in more flexible family structures. The household is no longer reserved for only children, a father and a mother but for same sex parents also. The well-being of a child should not be judged based on the sexual orientation of their parent(s) because a parent’s sexuality does not determine their parenting ability. This different form of family structure is celebrated because children as well as parents are given the opportunity to show how people faced with discrimination and prejudice can succeed with love, resilience and an open mind. The awareness of diverse families has increased tremendously over the last decade.
It is imperative that we understand the importance of single parent adoption being accepted into our society because we never know if one day we might find ourselves in this position, and with the fear of being judged by society. According the US Department of Health and Human Services, 33% of children adoptions in foster care are adopted by a single parent. Today, I would like to talk to you about how single parent adoption not only benefits the child, but the parent as well, how single parent adoption can mean a more emotionally and financially stable environment for the child involved, and also how single parent adoption can mean more freedom on decisions such as ethical and religious values to be involved in the child’s upbringing. We need to accept that times have changed, and this is all part of it. To begin, single parent adoption also benefits the adoptive parents.
Managing as a single parent overall is a big job. Managing as a single parent is a lesson on prioritization, flexibility, and organization. Setting priorities is the main objective starting off: practicing time management is mandatory, as well as, being able to wear two hats at one time. As a single parent of three children, I have also learned to be flexible with my time. Making personal sacrifices for my children happen on a daily basis, but also remind me of the reason I became a parent in the first place.
After learning all these facts, I started to respect and understand them. Teaching children well is the most effective thing that families provide to its heir. According to Korean children caring center, children who have taught proper behavior from its parents have more chances to become successful people. Children must be treated with love and fully supported by its parents. Therefore, the whole society will work properly with its best people and they will reproduce their heir to maintain its family line.
What is love? What is balance? Who decided what makes up a family and can we balance our love for our children? By exploring these different avenues the outcome will be easily understood implicitly and directly on how to fully balance the love for our children. The Balance of Loving Our Children The child is an extension of his mother and father and the bearer of their characteristics.