Protective Urges: Parent-Care Teacher Relations
A PITC Training Session
Session Format: 3-hour session, 30-40 participants, lecture, DVD, discussion, role play, poem-making
This session emphasizes the underlying emotional issues of infant care and their impact on the relationships between parents and infant care teachers. The DVD Protective Urges is shown to present the major concepts this session addresses. Participants first explore the heightened emotions parents often feel when bringing their infants to an infant/toddler care program. In most cases, intense protective feelings or “protective urges” come naturally to parents. Session participants also examine the protective feelings and emotional responses that teachers experience when they care for infants. The DVD and session activities offer strategies that infant care teachers can use to ease parents’ concerns about using infant/toddler care, as well as steps that teachers can take to work through their own feelings about relating to parents when dealing with difficult issues.
Related Module(s):
IV Culture, Family, and Providers
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Handout A definition…
Handout Agenda
Handout Bingo--Find Someone Who...
Handout Culture and Child Care
Handout Difficulties Working with Parents Activity
Handout DVD Clip List
Handout Important Object Activity
Handout Linking the PITC Trainer Institute Sessions to Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
Handout Listening to Family Members
Handout Listening to Family Members
Handout Positive & Negative Feelings Working with Families
Handout Relating Marisabel's Feelings to her Behavior
Handout Resource List
Handout Step 1: Explore Your Feelings
Handout Step 2: Check Out Your Feelings with Others
Handout Step 3: Seek the Parent's Point of View
Handout Step 4: Develop an Action Plan
Handout Step 4: Develop an Action Plan Cont.
Handout Talking Points for Protective Urges
Handout The Active Listener Activity
Handout The Protective Urges of Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers: Dealing With Feelings
Handout What Parents Want from Caregivers
Handout Working with Caregivers' Feelings: Scenario Based on Marisabel
Handout Working with the Feelings of Caregivers and Parents
Manual Trainer's Manual Module IV: Culture, Family and Providers
PowerPoint Protective Urges: Understanding and Working with the Feelings Underlying Parent-Caregiver Relations
PowerPoint Protective Urges: Understanding and Working with the Feelings Underlying Parent-Caregiver Relations
DVD Protective Urges: Working with the Feelings of Parents and Caregivers
DVD Talking Points for Protective Urges: Video Clips for Group Discussion
Video Mag Protective Urges: Working with the Feelings of Parents and Caregivers
Video Mag Talking Points for Protective Urges: Video Clips for Group Discussion