Why your families may want to use Be Your Child’s Champion • Simple in language and format • Provides consistent messaging • Has step-by-step processes • Usable in multiple situations • Helpful to use for ‘focusing’ during a conversation
The Village • It takes a village to raise a child. • Who may be in a child’s village? • Child Care provider • Medical Professionals • Other families
Process of Communicating • Thoughts • Conversation • Reflections • Next Steps
My Thoughts • What is working well in this situation • The concern • What is seen in the child • How the child is affected • What has been done or tried • The results • What would like to happen
Our Conversation • What is working well in the situation • The concern • What is seen in the child • How the child is affected • What has been done or tried • The results
During the Conversation • Can you please tell me your thoughts? • What are your suggestions? • How can we work together to make this happen? • What can I do to make this happen? • Can I get additional information?
My Reflections • Feelings about the conversation • What information was learned or gained • Additional concerns or questions
Next Steps • Getting more information • What to do next • When to do this • Expectations of the other person • When to expect this • Knowing the situation has been addressed or resolved • Contacting someone else
Sections and Scenarios • Child care provider: Meet John • Health care professional: Meet Angie • Another family: Meet Latisha and Dan • Communicating why quality child care is important
P.S. • How do you know when it’s time to explore other options? • Additional Supports and Resources • Online Supports
Questions • What might be challenges in families identifying a primary concern? • Which section of the booklet might families find the most challenging? • What supports can you or your organization provide to help families address these challenges?
Thank you Be Your Child’s Champion was produced by Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children and funded through the generosity of: The Grable Foundation The Heinz Endowments and The William Penn Foundation With support from Waveline Direct LLC