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Family Development during Home Visiting, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association

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1.  Which of these is the primary force in preparing children for school and for life?
  1. Babysitter
  2. Child care/Preschool
  3. Neighbors
  4. Family
2.  Which is a key component of family development?
  1. Providing diapers and food to families
  2. Developing relationships with families
  3. Making sure families have a bank account
  4. Telling them how to parent
3.  Which of these is NOT an element of building relationships with families?
  1. Meeting up with families on the weekends
  2. Focusing on the families during home visits
  3. Employing effective and ongoing communication with families
  4. Working through differences and challenging situations
4.  When does family well-being occur?
  1. Families know how to medicate themselves
  2. Family members have time to do whatever they want
  3. All family members are safe, healthy, and experience opportunities for educational advancement and economic mobility
  4. All family members exercise together
5.  Which of these is a component of financial literacy and self-sufficiency?
  1. Being able to read
  2. Budgeting
  3. Being able to eat out frequently
  4. Posting on Facebook
6.  What does positive parenting mean?
  1. Taking an approach to parenting that is sensitive to children’s individual needs and addressing the typical challenges that arise in early childhood with empathy and respect
  2. Spanking children when they need it
  3. Parenting all children in the household the same way, regardless of age
  4. Never letting children know what your expectations are, so you don’t have to stick to your word
7.  Which of these best describes family goal-setting?
  1. All families should know how to set goals
  2. Once goals are established, they should not be changed
  3. Setting goals may be a new experience for families and they may need extra support in identifying family goals
  4. Home visitors should decide what goals families should be working on
8.  Families in low-income situations experience higher rates of which of the following?
  1. Food availability
  2. Education
  3. Time spent with their children
  4. Health problems
9.  Which of these is most true about the work of home visitors?
  1. Home visitors may need to address the needs of families for food, housing, health care, or other issues before they can focus on other areas of their lives
  2. Home visitors should only focus on the child’s development
  3. Home visitors should invite families to live with them if they are experiencing homelessness
  4. Home visitors should buy groceries for families if they run out of their SNAP/food stamp benefits for the month
10.  Which of these is a strategy to support families during challenging times?
  1. Go three weeks between visits so the family can relax
  2. Identify and build on the family’s strengths and core relationships
  3. Inform what the family is doing wrong in the situation
  4. Put aside all family goals to work on later