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Work effectively chcrf301 e wk 4

  1. 1. CHCRF301E Work effectively with families to care for the child
  2. 2. Element 1- Establish a positive relationship with family members Considering standards, policies and procedures Recap Week 3 1/8/2013 • Discuss assessment guide • Set due dates and submission format • Governing bodies – who are they?
  3. 3. 1. The National Quality Standards (NQS) 2. The Education and Care Services' National Regulations 2011 3. Belonging, Being and Becoming (EYLF) 4. Early Childhood Australia (ECA) Code of Ethics
  4. 4. What do we mean by families? Effective communication Barriers to effective communication Week 4 8/8/2013
  5. 5. What do we mean by families? Week 4 8/8/2013 What is a family?
  6. 6. Single parent
  7. 7. Children can be biological or adopted Parents can now use surrogacy to become a parent.
  8. 8. • The concept and context of family has changed over the past few generations. • What kinds of families are there in our society?
  9. 9. • What kinds of families are there in our society? • Families with 2 parents; • Families with single parents; • Families with non-English speaking parents; • Families from cultures other than your own; • Australian Indigenous Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander families; • Blended families; • Gay families; • Foster parents; • Grandparent/extended families; • Families with strict religious/cultural convictions; • Families who have additional needs.
  10. 10. Effective Communication This occurs when the message sent is received as the sender intended it. This is achieved by the content of the message (verbal) and the non-verbal cues matching each other This means the messages are congruent – a match between verbal and non-verbal If we want to be effective communicators it is important that we send messages that are congruent
  11. 11. Barriers to effective communication Children’s Services are busy places There are children’s needs to be met Programs and routines to be organised Staff needs to be met Parent and visitor’s needs to be accommodated. This can be challenging. In such a busy setting there are numerous reason why communication with families may not be as successful as we would hope
  12. 12. Barriers to effective communication There are lots of behaviours that we all engage in that have a negative impact on communication Following are behaviours that inhibit effective communication Criticising (blaming) Name calling (labelling) Ordering Threatening Diverting
  13. 13. Barriers to effective communication Diverting would be the most commonly used roadblock to effective communication Diverting occurs when you change the conversation to something you want to talk about i.e. Changing the subject What are some barriers to effective communication in a child care setting?