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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
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HOME VISITS
  • PLAN TO VISIT ALONE OR WITH ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER
  • SIGN OUT WITH ADDRESS VISITING, NAME OF FAMILY, AND

EXPECTED TIME OF RETURN

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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HOME VISITS
  • FOLLOW UP WITH FAMILY TO

DOCUMENT PROGRESS

  • PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT AND
  • SUPPORT
  • CELEBRATE SUCCESS
  • PROVIDE CLOSURE
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