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Title: Kincare Positive Outcomes For Children and Caregivers Rick Peterson


1
KincarePositive Outcomes ForChildren and
Caregivers Rick Peterson Dorothy Perkins
2
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.

3
What are Risk Factors?
  • Risk Factors are variables associated with poor
    outcomes for children.
  • Examples

Challenging Behaviors, ADHD
Marital or Family Conflict
Poverty
4
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
5
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
6
Which are more important Risk or Protective
Factors
  • Both are important
  • Both play an important role in a childs
    development
  • Reduce the risk
  • Increase the protective

7
True or False?
  • Risk factors are more predictive of childrens
    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.

8
Youth Risk and Protective Levels
SCHOOL
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Friends
  • School
  • Work
  • Community


PARENTS
YOUTH
KINCARE
FRIENDS
WORK
TEACHERS
COMMUNITY
9
Kincare Risk and Protective Levels
COMMUNITY
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Work
  • Agency
  • Community


FAMILY
INDIVIDUAL
FRIENDS
WORK
AGENCY
10
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.

11
Kincare Important Issues
  • Realistic expectations of grandchildren
  • Stages of Development
  • Guidance and Discipline
  • Supervision Consistency
  • Support for learning, homework,
  • schoolwork
  • Patience

12
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

13
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

14
Importance ofKincare Support Groups
  • Share burdens and problems
  • Share coping strategies
  • Gain new information

15
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

16
Take Home Message
  • Never under estimate the power you have to make a
    difference in a childs life.

17
Issues and Concerns
  • Discussion
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