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4. The formal objectives for this session:
Here’s what I would like to cover today-
To provide a reminder of the power of the Portage approach work.
To consider some of the wider dimensions of parenting.
To introduce the ‘Pillars of Parenting’.
To discuss the implications of these wider dimensions of parenting for the Portage model.
5. My personal objectives are that… You find this approach to parenting refreshingly different.
You can use it to recognise your strengths as a parent or carer or the strengths of the parents whom you support.
You can also use it to consider some possible areas for developing your parenting skills or enabling the parents or carers that you visit to build their parenting skills .
You get as much satisfaction from this session as I did when preparing it.
And… that you are finding this conference as personally and professionally satisfying as I am!
6. The foundation components of the Portage Early Intervention model (after White, 2007)
8. “Well shoot. I just can’t figure it out. I’m movin’ over 500 doughnuts a day, and I’m still barely squeakin’ by.”
10. Some points to ponder… Children
The curriculum needs of children with disability are the same as those without disability
Parent(s) and caregiver(s)
The needs of parents of young children with
disability transcend race, culture,
religion, language and all the other socially
constructed features that can sometimes divide us.
Researchers and evaluators
A major focus of research has been the progress of the child
(see Marlow et al, 1998) and the satisfaction of the parent(s)
(see Clare and Pistang, 1995).
11. Every Child Matters: Change for children (DfES, 2005):
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic well-being
Reference source: (http://everychildmatters.gov.uk/etc/psychology)
15. Unknown Japanese mother I cannot keep crying forever. I will try hard, so, someday I hope my child will appreciate that she was born…
Dobashi, T. (2000) Issues concerning parents of children with disabilities in Japan. Seminar presentation to the 8th International Portage Conference. Birmingham, AL (October 5th – 7th)
16. Lemming parental advice
20. P. Valery (1943)
The object of Psychology is to give us a totally different view of the things we know best.
22. ** Pillar number 1
23. ** Pillar number 2
24. ** Pillar number 3
25. ** Pillar number 4
26. ** Pillar number 5
27. ** Pillar number 6
28. ** Pillar number 7
29. Pillar number 8
30. Post-trauma growth PTSD as a continuum of adaptive behaviour rather than a distinctly abnormal reaction.Three broad areas for positive change and growth:
Perception of self
Acknowledgement of vulnerability and appreciation of integral strength.
Relationships with others
Development of compassion, empathy and altruism.
Philosophy of life
Valuing and appreciation of everyday life
Reference source: Linley A (2000) Transforming psychology: the example of trauma. The Psychologist, 13(7) 353-355
“…..psychologists will learn how to build the qualities that help individuals and communities, not just to endure and survive, but also to flourish.”
(Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi, 2000)
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35. …but what do you think…?
37. “That’s the best I can do. Maybe you’d like to see another child psychologist, Ms Adkins…”