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50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Families


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Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Welcoming Everybody
  • Chapter 1: Appreciating All Kinds of Families
  • Chapter 2: Working with Immigrant Families
  • Chapter 3: Including Families of Children with Special Needs
  • Chapter 4: Creating an Antibias Environment
  • Chapter 5: Respecting All Families, Including Those with Same-Sex Parents
  • Section 2: Partnerships with Families
  • Chapter 6: Building Partnerships
  • Chapter 7: Removing Barriers to Partnerships
  • Chapter 8: Minimizing Competition with Parents
  • Chapter 9: Supporting Attachments
  • Chapter 10: Considering Authority
  • Chapter 11: Focusing on Family Strengths
  • Chapter 12: Helping Parents to Be Advocates for Their Children
  • Chapter 13: Encouraging Parents to Become Advocates for All Children
  • Chapter 14: Creating a Sense of Community
  • Section 3: Honoring and Working with Diversity
  • Chapter 15: Understanding and Appreciating Cultural Differences
  • Chapter 16: Establishing Culturally Responsive Education and Care
  • Chapter 17: Working with Conflicts Around Education and Care Practices
  • Chapter 18: Considering Cultural Differences in Guidance and Discipline
  • Chapter 19: Working with Families Around What You Believe Are Harmful Practices
  • Chapter 20: Thinking about Differing Ideas Related to How Children Learn
  • Chapter 21: Managing Conflicts
  • Section 4: Family Participation and Education
  • Chapter 22: Considering Family Participation
  • Chapter 23: Including Families in the Classroom or Center
  • Chapter 24: Focusing on Fathers and Grandfathers
  • Chapter 25: Taking a Transformative Approach to Parent Education
  • Chapter 26: Working With Families Around Holiday Issues
  • Chapter 27: Exploring Parents' Role on Decision-Making Boards and Councils
  • Section 5: Communication
  • Chapter 28: Creating Environments for Communication
  • Chapter 29: Empowering Self and Others
  • Chapter 30: Communicating Through Writing
  • Chapter 31: Holding Ongoing Conversations with Families
  • Chapter 32: Looking at Nonverbal Communication Across Cultures
  • Section 6: Meetings and Conferences
  • Chapter 33: Meeting with Families for the First Time
  • Chapter 34: Thinking About Meetings in General
  • Chapter 35: Holding Conferences
  • Chapter 36: Considering Cross-Cultural Conferences
  • Chapter 37: Talking with Families when Concerns Arise
  • Section 7: Working with Parents around Specific Issues
  • Chapter 38: Helping teh Child Enter the School or Program
  • Chapter 39: Maintaining Home Languages
  • Chapter 40: Easing Children Through Transitions
  • Chapter 41: Brining Nature into Children's Lives
  • Chapter 42: Addressing Obesity with Nutrition
  • Chapter 43: Dealing with Media Issues
  • Chapter 44: Maintaining Stability During Divorce
  • Chapter 45: Coping with a Death in the Family
  • Chapter 46: Finding Community Resources and Making Referrals
  • Section 8: Challenging Conversations
  • Chapter 47: Working with Parents Who Constantly Complain
  • Chapter 48: Working with Family Members Who Appear Hostile
  • Chapter 49: Talking with Families About Behavior Changes
  • Chapter 50: Referring Families for Abuse or Neglect

About the Author

Janet Gonzalez-Mena is Retired Faculty in Child and Family Studies, Napa Valley College, Napa California, where for 15 years she was on the full-time faculty until her retirement in 1998. Not only has she taught in the California community college system for 36 years, but also Gonzalez-Mena's career includes being a preschool teacher in a bilingual program, child care director, and coordinator of a pilot program of therapeutic child care for abused and neglected children. A prolific author, her textbook achievements include: Child, Family, and Community, 6th ed. (Pearson, 2013); Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers, 9th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2012); Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Teaching Children in a Diverse Society, 6th ed., (McGraw-Hill, forthcoming); and Diversity in Early Care and Education: Honoring Differences, 4th ed. (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2008). Janet also co-authored Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Infants and Toddlers (National Association for Education of Young Children, 2011). Currently self-employed as a consultant in early care and education, she also finds the time to write for Young Children and Exchange, and occasionally for publications in Canada and New Zealand.

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