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Trauma-Responsive Family Engagement in Early Childhood

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1.  Which of the following is a characteristic of Family Involvement?
  1. Two-way communication
  2. Goal is to build partnerships
  3. Schools identify projects, needs, and goals and then tell parents how they can contribute
  4. Focus beyond school to consider neighborhood and community
2.  Which of the following is a characteristic of Family Engagement?
  1. One-way communication
  2. Parent events are predominantly planned and implemented by the school staff and/or outside experts
  3. Schools identify projects, needs, and goals and then tell parents how they can contribute
  4. Focus on listening and learning about what parents/family members think, dream and worry about
3.  When working with families who are dysregulated or reactive, which of the following is most helpful to do?
  1. Ask them if they have experienced trauma
  2. Remain calm and regulated
  3. Stop the interaction and walk away
  4. Stop making eye contact
4.  Which of the following is involved when connecting with the right brain?
  1. Explaining
  2. Planning
  3. Validating emotions
  4. Negotiating/reasoning
5.  What is one way to reduce the power differential between parents/families and teachers?
  1. Reinforce the rules of the classroom/school
  2. Be aware of facial expressions and tone of voice
  3. Require all meetings to take place in the classroom or school
  4. Use English in all communication including with non-English speaking families