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  • 1. ECE 255 CHILDREN AT RISK FRIEMAN 15 DIVORCE 16 GRANDPARENTS 17 MINORITY GROUPS 18 IMMIGRANT FAMILIES 19 SUBSTANCE ABUSE 20 ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOR Michelle Meyer, MA Walla Walla Community College
  • 2. Chapter 15 - Divorce
    • Effects of divorce
      • Emotional effects change by age
      • Confusion
      • Anger
      • Sadness
      • Anxiety abandonment
      • Out-of-control
      • Overburdened
      • Loss of absent parent
  • 3. Divorce – how teachers can help
    • Be understanding
    • Extra emotional support
    • Accept their unusual behavior
    • Allow them to focus on their feelings
    • Understand and compensate for new home schedules
    • Monitor/control their disruptive behavior
  • 4. Divorce
    • Talk to children
    • Be aware of isolated children
    • Classroom activities
    • Help the parents access resources if needed
  • 5. Chapter 16 - Grandparents
    • Factors in why grandparents raise grandchildren
      • Death
      • Drugs
      • Incarceration
      • Teenage parents
  • 6. Effects on Grandparents
    • Stress, depression
    • Isolation from peers
    • Health concerns
    • Financial concerns
    • Legal issues
  • 7. Effects on Grandchildren
    • Abandonment, guilt
    • Blame
    • Confusion re who is parent
  • 8. Teacher’s Role
    • Teach contemporary skills
    • Approach with respect
    • Be careful to preserve the dignity and status of grandparents
    • Help them understand curriculum
    • Help get them involved in the school
  • 9. Chapter 17: Racial, Religious, Ethnic or Sexual Minority
    • Why are they at risk?
    • Need to learn
      • Just as good
      • Deserve the same treatment
      • People like them make contributions
      • People like them are successful
  • 10. Teacher’s Role
    • Help all children feel positive about themselves
    • Introduce children to successful role models
    • Promote inter-group contact
    • Implement curriculum that supports contributions of all groups
    • Zero-tolerance policy for teasing
  • 11. Chapter 18 – New to US
    • 20% of US children have immigrant parents
    • Challenges:
      • Speaking English
      • Maintaining their ethnic/cultural identiy
      • Discrimination
      • Cultures in conflict
  • 12. Teacher’s Role
    • Learn about the child’s culture
    • Deal with language barriers
    • Help non-English speaker survive in classroom
    • Teaching American customs
    • Work with child’s parents
      • Poverty, language, authority, new customs
    • Design school activities to help adjust
      • Homework club, buddies
  • 13. Chapter 19: Substance-Abusing Parents
    • Abuse, neglect
    • Teacher’s Role
      • Expect child to perform at high level
      • Consistent learning environment
      • Keep in control
      • Hold children responsible for own behavior, and only his/her behavior
      • Set limits
      • Provide quiet place to work
  • 14. Chapter 20 – Antisocial Behavior
    • Using chemicals
    • Dealing drugs
    • Teacher’s role:
      • Identify child and make sure they get professional help
  • 15. Gangs
    • Gang Culture
      • Allure/paraphernalia
      • Identify marks/tattoos
      • Posturing
      • Gang mentality
      • Recruitment
  • 16. Gangs
    • Gang activities
      • Graffiti
      • Flashing
      • Hanging out
      • Intimidation
      • Recruitment
      • Extortion
      • Assaults
      • Drug use/dealing
      • Weapons
  • 17. Teacher’s Role
    • Know community resources
    • Know law enforcement and social service personnel and the efforts being made in this area
  • 18. Next Week
    • Thanksgiving break
    • Complete online Discussion Board #8
    • Papers are due November 28
    • Presentations will be November 28
    • Prepare for final exam on December 5