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Family Engagement for Children with Disabilities and/or Special Health Care Needs

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1.  Which of the following phrases best captures the meaning of family engagement?
  1. Consistent contact with families for the purpose of supporting child development
  2. Systematic inclusion of families in planning, development, and evaluation of activities and programs
  3. Family participation in special classroom activities, field trips, and school projects
  4. Communication at drop off and pick up times
2.  What are some of the key components of family engagement?
  1. Relationships, respect, support, inclusion, and connections
  2. Communication, support, inclusion, connections, and referrals
  3. Acknowledgement, communication, direction, and support
  4. Direction, communication, participation, and access
3.  Which stage of parenting happens as parent begin to set boundaries for their child?
  1. Image-making
  2. Nurturing
  3. Authority
  4. Interpretive
4.  Which statement about the stages of grief is most accurate?
  1. Everyone experiences the same feelings during these stages
  2. People going through grief experience each stage of grief
  3. Though previously thought of as a cycle, families may move in and out of stages in any order
  4. All parents of children with disabilities experience grief
5.  Which statement about family assessment is correct?
  1. It is a requirement for most programs
  2. It is a strength-based approach that captures a family's culture, community, resources, goals, and challenges
  3. It is a way to build negative partnerships with families
  4. It is expensive
6.  What is the best family assessment strategy to understand the family structure, belief systems, and resources available?
  1. Family Mapping
  2. Routines-Based Interview
  3. Comprehensive Family Functional Assessment
  4. Developmental Screening
7.  What is the best family assessment strategy to help you understand the stability and depth of need of the family?
  1. Family Mapping
  2. Routines-Based Interview
  3. Comprehensive Family Functional Assessment
  4. Developmental Screening
8.  What might you consider doing when you are building relationships with families?
  1. Gathering child records from other providers
  2. Putting children with disabilities or special health care needs on a waitlist until resources are available to support them
  3. Welcoming the family by offering them a tour of the facility and describing how their child will be included
  4. Hiring staff specifically designated to work with the child with a disability or special health care need in a separate setting
9.  Which of the following is an example of positive two-way communication?
  1. Text messages about behavior problems
  2. A sticker on the child's shirt
  3. Home-school journals
  4. A voicemail left for the parent
10.  What are the three parts of motivational interviewing?
  1. Acknowledging, supporting, respecting
  2. Collaborating, evoking, respecting
  3. Informing, sharing, listening
  4. Acknowledging, collaborating, informing