Session 7 Role of Head Start Staff and Safety Planning
7.1 Overview of Session 7 Learning Objectives • Identify safety issues affected families might face. • Identify strengths and protective actions a victim/survivor might utilize on behalf of herself and her children. • Articulate policies in your own agencies for dealing with families affected by domestic violence / substance abuse / child abuse and neglect.
7.1 (cont) Overview of Session 7 Agenda • 7.1 Opening 15 min • 7.2 Family Scenarios 50 min • 7.3 Head Start Policy and Protocol 40 min • 7.4 Closing 15 min
7.2Questions for Family Scenarios • What additional safety issues did you see for this family? • How did this information affect your thoughts and feelings about • Mary? • Jim? • the safety of the children?
7.3Responding to Families • Listen • Know the resources • Know your limitations • Know your responsibilities • Understand the complex nature of families Remember: You are a resource, not a rescuer!