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Kincare Positive Outcomes For Children and Caregivers Rick Peterson & Dorothy Perkins. Learning Objectives:. Learn about: Risk and Protective Factors for children Risk and Protective Factors at different levels. Their impact on children and care givers

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learning objectives
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about:
    • Risk and Protective Factors for children
    • Risk and Protective Factors at different levels.
    • Their impact on children and care givers
    • Discuss common kincare issues and concerns.
what are risk factors
What are Risk Factors?
  • Risk Factors are variables associated with poor outcomes for children.
  • Examples:

Challenging Behaviors,ADHD

  • Marital or Family Conflict
  • Poverty
multiple risk factors
Multiple Risk Factors
  • Exposure to any combination of three or more risk factors may increase the risk and thus the possibility of a poor outcome for the child.

3 or more

what are protective factors
What are Protective Factors?
  • Protective Factors are conditions or qualities related to positive outcomes for children.
  • Examples:

Structured and nurturing family

Safe and pleasant neighborhood

  • No emotional or temperamental impairments
which are more important risk or protective factors
Which are more important Risk or Protective Factors
  • Both are important
  • Both play an important role in a child’s development
  • Reduce the risk
  • Increase the protective
true or false
True or False?
  • Risk factors are more predictive of children’s outcome than are protective factor?
  • Answer: False
  • We know that risks lead to problems but we know far less about why some people, in the face of adversity and against the odds, develop into well-functioning and relatively health adults.
youth risk and protective levels
Youth Risk and Protective Levels

SCHOOL

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Friends
  • School
  • Work
  • Community

PARENTS

KINCARE

YOUTH

FRIENDS

WORK

TEACHERS

COMMUNITY

kincare risk and protective levels
Kincare Risk and Protective Levels

COMMUNITY

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Work
  • Agency
  • Community

FAMILY

INDIVIDUAL

FRIENDS

AGENCY

WORK

what can care givers do
What Can Care Givers Do
  • Become aware of children's risk and protective factors at the individual, family, school and community levels.
  • Become aware of your own risk and protective factors at the individual, family, work, agency and community levels.
  • Focus on protective factors or processes that help bring about positive changes for children.
  • Promote and build your own self care and family strengths that foster resiliency in children.
kincare important issues
Kincare Important Issues
  • Realistic expectations of grandchildren
    • Stages of Development
  • Guidance and Discipline
    • Supervision & Consistency
  • Support for learning, homework,

schoolwork

  • Patience
kincare important issues1
Kincare Important Issues
  • Communication with other family members
    • Parental participation
    • Relationship with other grandchildren
  • Advocacy and education of others about Kincare issues
  • Money
  • Health care
  • Housing
  • Legal issues
kincare important issues in assuming a parental role again
Kincare Important Issues inAssuming a Parental Role Again
  • Self Care
  • Limits on own social role, isolation
  • Awareness of own health/mental health
  • Develop a sense of humor
  • Ask for and receive help
    • Respite
    • Support Group
importance of kincare support groups
Importance ofKincare Support Groups
  • Share burdens and problems
  • Share coping strategies
  • Gain new information
kincare value to children
Kincare Value to Children
  • Communicates unconditional love
  • Supplies a tie to the past
  • Shares values and philosophies
  • Transmits heritage and culture
  • Provides companion time
  • Provides a sense of worth
  • Serves as an example of later

life stages

take home message
Take Home Message
  • Never under estimate the power you have to make a difference in a child’s life.