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FAMILY ADVOCATE. HOME VISITS ENGAGING THE FAMILY IN THE CASE MANAGEMENT AND FAMILY PARTNERSHIP PROCESS. HOME VISITS . SCHEDULE TIME WITH FAMILY AT THEIR CONVENIENCE MEET IN FAMILY’S COMFORT ZONE 1. HOME 2. WORK SITE 3. LIBRARY INCLUDE BOTH PARENTS/GUARDIANS

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Family advocate

FAMILY ADVOCATE

HOME VISITS

ENGAGING THE FAMILY IN THE CASE MANAGEMENT AND FAMILY PARTNERSHIP PROCESS


Home visits

HOME VISITS

  • SCHEDULE TIME WITH FAMILY AT THEIR CONVENIENCE

  • MEET IN FAMILY’S COMFORT ZONE

    1. HOME 2. WORK SITE 3. LIBRARY

  • INCLUDE BOTH PARENTS/GUARDIANS

  • BE PREPARED

    1. TAKE RESOURCE BOOK, ASSESSMENT FORM,

    FAMILY PARTNERSHIP FORM, REFERRAL FORM.

    2. KNOW WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK


Home visit safety tips

HOME VISIT SAFETY TIPS

  • CHECK OUT AREA WITH PARENT AND/OR CRUISE THROUGH AREA PRIOR TO VISIT

  • IF AREA APPEARS UNSAFE RESCHEDULE AT ANOTHER LOCATION


Home visits1

HOME VISITS

  • PLAN TO VISIT ALONE OR WITH ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER

  • SIGN OUT WITH ADDRESS VISITING, NAME OF FAMILY, AND

    EXPECTED TIME OF RETURN


Home visits2

HOME VISITS

  • Carry a cellular phone

  • Dress to protect yourself

    1. avoid excessive jewelry

    2. dress in non-restrictive clothing

    3. wear official identification in plain

    view

    4. don’t carry a purse

    5. carry minimal or no cash


Home visits3

HOME VISITS

  • Carry a whistle or noise-making device

  • Park in the direction you want to leave

  • Park on the street rather than in the driveway

  • Lock your car

  • Don’t leave valuable items in view (lock

    valuables/packages in trunk of car


Home visits4

HOME VISITS

  • MAINTAIN CONFIDENCE IN YOUR DEMEANOR

  • WALK BRISKLY AND WITH PURPOSE

  • IF YOU ENCOUNTER HOSTILITY IN ANY MANNER , DON’T SHOW FEAR, LEAVE AND RESCHEDULE THE VISIT


Family advocate

  • FIRST HOME VISIT GET TO KNOW PARENT. HAVE A CONVERSATION

  • TAKE NOTES WITH PERIODIC EYE CONTACT

  • SCHEDULE NEXT HOME VISIT

  • COMPLETE ASSESSMENT AND PROGRESS NOTES AT THE OFFICE

  • SECOND HOME VISIT IDENTIFY GOALS; IF NOT IDENTIFIED DURING THE FIRST HOME VISIT

  • DOCUMENT AND FOLLOW-UP AS NEEDED


Home visits5

HOME VISITS

  • USE COMMON SENSE

    1. IF FAMILY IS FIGHTING,USING

    DRUGS OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE

    OF DRUGS LEAVE

    2. PARENTS ARE DISTRACTED; I.E.

    BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO

    MANY PEOPLE, OR THEY SAY THEY

    HAVE TO RUSH OFF FOR ANOTHER

    APPOINTMENT; LEAVE, AND

    RESCHEDULE.


Home visits6

HOME VISITS

  • SIT WHERE YOU CAN VIEW THE BED ROOMS OR HALL (ENTRAPMENTS)

  • KEEP CLOSE TO AN EXIT

  • SIT IN A HARD BACKED CHAIR IF POSSIBLE OR SIT WITH YOUR STRONG LEG BACK AND YOUR OTHER

    LEG FORWARD SO YOU CAN GET UP

    QUICKLY

  • KEEP YOUR SHOES ON


Home visits7

HOME VISITS

  • BE RESPECTFUL

  • BE COURTEOUS

  • BE ON TIME

  • BE SENSITIVE TO THE CULTURE OF THE FAMILY YOU ARE VISITING

  • LIMIT SHARING OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, SHARE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES


Home visits8

HOME VISITS

  • ASK OPEN ENDED QUESTIONS THAT

    ALLOW PARENTS TO SHARE INFORMATION INSTEAD OF ANSWERING YES OR NO.

  • LISTEN.

  • BE WARM, EMPATHIC, AND REAL

  • REFLECT BACK TO PARENTS

  • SUMMARIZE OUTCOME OF VISIT


Home visits9

HOME VISITS

  • REMAIN CALM; IF PARENT HAS A

    PROBLEM YOU CAN NOT HANDLE

  • LET THEM KNOW YOU WILL CONSULT AND GET BACK TO THEM WITH A RESPONSE

  • CALL IN THE TEAM FOR A STAFFING

    OR CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE AGENCY FOR ANSWERS


Home visits10

HOME VISITS

  • MAINTAIN CONFIDENTIALTY

  • LEAVE FAMILY WITH THE BELIEF

    THAT YOU BELIEVE IN THEM AND ARE

    WILLING TO ASSIST OR OBTAIN ASSISTANCE FOR THEM WHEN RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE


Home visits11

HOME VISITS

  • FOLLOW UP WITH FAMILY TO

    DOCUMENT PROGRESS

  • PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT AND

  • SUPPORT

  • CELEBRATE SUCCESS

  • PROVIDE CLOSURE


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