The Family Unit Is the focus of our attention work with the family as a collective unit. Partner with families to resolve concerns and safeguard children, young persons, and other family members.
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Is the focus of our attention
Partner with families to resolve concerns and safeguard children, young persons, and other family members.
workers work with families during the investigation and service provision in a manner that respects families.
provide individualized, culturally-responsive, and relevant services for each family.
Prepare families to take part, safely and effectively, in service planning and family decision making.
Mobilize resources to maximize communication, shared planning, and collaboration.
Encourage all family -- including children, relatives, and like family -- to give their views.
share planning and collaboration among the several community and/or neighborhood systems.
strengthen the family's potential for carrying out their responsibilities.
use the family’s expert knowledge throughout the decision- and goal-making processes.
recognize the importance of the family unit to a child’s healthy development.
Parents should be supported in their efforts to care for their children.
than issue commands and
Families and community members should be partners in determining solutions and making decisions.
Meetings should be set up in a way that fits with and honors the family's culture.
The family is its own primary source of intervention and determines who its members are.
The family is viewed as a system within a larger social and environmental context.
interventions focus on accessing the family’s immediate and extended community.
The social worker and the family work hard to widen the circle of support for the children.
Families are linked with more comprehensive, and diverse community-based services.
Children are the focus of the family-centered meeting and should be closely involved in the process.
Strengthening the capacity of families to function effectively is emphasized.
DMC Resource Center & Minority Youth & Families Initiative
November 29-30, 2007
Downtown Holiday Inn, Des Moines, Iowa
Looking At Effective Cultural Approaches To Family Engagement
Presented by Constance Burgess–Moffett Family Partner, Trainer, Consultant
An organization’s Values affect:
Individual as client
Clients as recipients
Emphasis on professional services
Flexible, individually tailored
Family as client
Families as participants
Emphasis on community supportA Culture ChangeShifting Service Characteristics
You are living in a future age when all films are made with genetic actors. These individuals are born and grown in order to act in one specific film. Your group is filming the last film in a horror series. You are going to create genetic freaks who will be monsters in this film.
When filming is completed, what will you do with these actors?
1. Euthanize them (cost $3,000).
2. Cast them into the streets (cost $0).
3. Ship them to an uninhabited island ($60,000).
4. Give them the means to live out their lives in peace ($40 million).
5. Train them in useful employment ($5 million).
You have 10 minutes to reach consensus.
Pull a file:
1. Are the specific strengths of the child and family and those who support them clearly identified?
2. Is there an action plan that aligns all of the assistance the child and family is receiving and combines formal, informal and natural sources of support?
3. Does each aspect of the action plan build on strengths of the child, family or their circle of support and address a critical need that they have chosen?
4. Are there goal and outcome statements to measure the effectiveness of each aspect of the action plan?
5. Have potential risks been identified and is there a safety plan that addresses them?
Adapted from Pat Miles and John Franz