How Practitioners Can Help Families Support Self-Regulation

Self-regulation: the act of managing thoughts and feelings to enable goal-directed actions. The development of self-regulation begins at birth and continues into young adulthood and beyond. The home environment including a child’s relationship with their parents and primary caregivers, is the biggest influence on a child’s ability to develop self-regulation skills.Home visiting professionals have a […]

Culture Isn’t Just a Consumer Issue

Cultural competence is an approach to delivering services, such as instructional services, that assumes the services are more effective when they are provided within the most relevant and meaningful cultural, gender-sensitive[as opposed to gender-specific] and age- appropriate context for the target audience. In order to so do most effectively, it is important to define and […]

When Supporting Children & Families Starts by Identifying Protective Factors and Protective Capacities

Protective factors are conditions or attributes of individuals, families, communities or the larger society that reduce or eliminate risk and promote healthy development and well-being of children and families. These factors help to ensure that children and youth function well at home, school, work and in the community today and into adulthood. Protective factors also […]

What do the lonely do at Christmas?

If you are old enough to remember the group, The Emotions, then you also know that the title of this post was the title of a song performed by them. I loved this group of women singers, grew up with their songs playing on the radio, and when feeling nostalgic, I find their music online […]