Create a digital presentation of 15-20 slides that would be used in a teacher in-service about families in crisis, in transition, and in abusive/neglectful situations.
Your presentation needs to include the following:
- At least 8-10 situations educators might encounter with students and their families, and possible ways to respond to those situations both in and out of the classroom.
- Signs or behaviors educators might see in children or family members who are experiencing the above situations.
- How the situations might affect a child’s performance in school. Additionally, consider how the situation could affect the classroom as a whole.
- Empathetic, ethical, and legal considerations with regard to these situations. This does not have to be an exhaustive list; however, be sure to include your state’s mandatory reporting laws for educators in regards to ethical actions for abuse, neglect, and dangerous situations that may be occurring in the child’s household or family.
Include at least three scholarly sources and detailed presenter’s notes, a title slide, and reference slide.
Topic 3 DQ 1
Families in transition are often dealing with difficult (and unexpected) circumstances. Consider your childhood or some of your friends’ early childhood histories. Are there any transitions that stand out as particularly stressful for you (or your friends)? Briefly describe the transition and what you think an educator could have done to help.
Topic 3 DQ 2
Read the scenario to inform the questions that follow:
Neveya, a second grader, regularly does not bring school supplies needed to school due to financial hardships in the family that include the caretaking of an elderly family member. Frustrated, her teacher, Mrs. Williams, has stressed to her administrator that she feels Neveya’s parents do not care about her education. Upon hearing Mrs. Williams’ strong opinion, the administrator quickly explained that the family was going through turmoil. Mrs. Williams was immediately regretful of her comments as she had no idea of the family’s situation.
How would you ensure you have an open line of communication and know the circumstances of your families? How would you deal with a child not bringing the proper supplies to school? What would you do to support the child’s family during this crisis?