50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Families

ISBN-10: 0137002319
ISBN-13: 9780137002313
Edition: 2nd 2010
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Description: A targeted text that offers practical strategies for partnering with families to support, enhance, and maximize the quality of care and education of young children. The text offers ideas for creating the trust necessary for true collaboration  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.35" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A targeted text that offers practical strategies for partnering with families to support, enhance, and maximize the quality of care and education of young children. The text offers ideas for creating the trust necessary for true collaboration between families and the early childhood professional, as well as developing useful programs that include all families and individuals.

Welcoming Everybody
Appreciating all Kinds of Families
Working with Immigrant Families
Including Families of Children with Special Needs
Creating an Antibias Environment
Respecting All Families, Including Those with Same-Sex Parents
Partnerships with Families
Building Partnerships
Removing Barriers to Partnerships
Minimizing Competition with Parents
Supporting Attachment
Considering Authority
Focusing on Family Strengths
Helping Parents to Be Advocates for Their Children
Encouraging Parents to Become Advocates for all Children
Creating a Sense of Community
Honoring and Working with Diversity
Understanding and Appreciating Cultural Differences
Establishing Culturally Responsive Education and Care
Working with Conflicts Around Education and Care Practices
Considering Cultural Differences in Guidance and Discipline
Working with Families Around what you Believe Are Harmful Practices
Thinking about Differing Ideas Related to How Children Learn
Managing Conflicts
Family Participation and Education
Considering Family Participation
Including Parents in the Classroom or Center
Focusing on Fathers
Taking a Transformative Approach to Parent Education
Working with Parents around Holiday Issues
Exploring Parents' Role on Decision-Making Boards and Councils
Communication
Creating Environments for Communication
Empowering Self and Others
Communicating Through Writing
Holding Ongoing Conversations with Families
Looking at Nonverbal Communication Across Cultures
Meetings and Conferences
Meeting with Families for the First Time
Thinking about Meetings in General
Holding Conferences
Considering Cross-Cultural Conferences
Talking with Families when Concerns Arise
Working with Parents around Specific Issues
Helping the Child Enter the School or Program
Maintaining Home Language
Easing Children Through Transitions
Bringing Nature into Children's Lives
Addressing Obesity with Nutrition
Dealing with Media Issues
Maintaining Stability During Divorce
Coping with a Death in the Family
Finding Community Resources and making Referrals
Challenging Conversations
Working with Parents who Constantly Complain
Working with Parents who Appear Hostile
Talking with Parents about Behavior Changes
Referring Families for Abuse or Neglect
References
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