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  • Rather than health professionals educating members of the public, the idea behind peer education is that ordinary lay people are in the best position to encourage healthy behavior to each other.


  • 1. Oral Health Web Conference: Spring Into Action: 5 Great Ways to Grow Family Understanding of Oral HealthApril 23, 20109:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 2. Facilitators
    Ruth King
    Zoe Brown
  • 3. Oral Health Teleconference Series
  • 4. Web Conference Ground Rules
    State your name before speaking
    Mute your telephone
    Have a note pad handy
    Eliminate distractions
    Participate, engage and join
    Relax and stay calm
  • 5. Microsoft Office Live Meeting
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  • 6. Our Virtual Training Room
  • 7. Participant Profile
    • Family Service Worker
    • 8. Health Component Technical Specialist
    • 9. Early Childhood Oral Health Program
    • Health & Nutrition Coordinator
    • 10. Program Compliance Coordinator
    • Health Manager
    • 11. Child Health Manager
    • 12. Asst Health Manager
  • Head Start Programs
    Child Focus & Cincinnati Smiles
  • 13. By the end of this session, you will be able to:
    Use 5 ways to grow family understanding of oral health
    Explore and share ways to use these methods within your program
    Web Conference Objectives
  • 14. Family Engagement
    Defined by the National Family, School, and Community Engagement Working Group, June 2009
  • 15. Head Start Roadmap to Excellence
    “HHS will revise the current parent involvement and family and community partnerships Performance Standards so that they reflect the latest research and best practices on family engagement.”
    January 2010
  • 16. Engagement vs. Involvement?
  • 17. 9 Key Elements of Family Engagement
    Listen to each family member
  • 18. 9 Key Elements of Family Engagement
    Demonstrate respect and empathy for family members
  • 19. 9 Key Elements of Family Engagement
    Develop an understanding of the family’s past experience, current situations, concerns and strengths
  • 20. 9 Key Elements of Family Engagement
    Respond to concrete needs quickly
  • 21. 9 Key Elements of Family Engagement
    Establish the purpose of involvement with the family
  • 22. 9 Key Elements of Family Engagement
    Be aware of one’s own biases and prejudices
  • 23. 9 Key Elements of Family Engagement
    Validate the participatory role of the family
  • 24. 9 Key Elements of Family Engagement
    Be consistent, reliable and honest
  • 25. 9 Key Elements of Family Engagement
    Engage and involve fathers and paternal family members
  • 26. Simply attending a workshop or meeting does not necessarily result in an educator or family member changing their beliefs or actions.
    Ferguson, Ramos, Rudo, & Wood, 2008
  • 27. No Magic Solution
    We need to look at this in a comprehensive way. There is no magic wand to wave over this.
    -Dennis Hastert
  • 28. Think Outside of the Box
    The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
    -Dee Hock
  • 29. Head Start Performance Standard
    What language do you notice in the Head Start Performance Standards?
  • 30. The 5 Ways
  • 31. #1
  • 32. The Human Learner
  • 33. Key Point #1
    Learning is change.
    The change begins with receiving information from as many senses as possible.
  • 34. Key Point #2
    If the information is transmitted in a meaningful, organized, and relevant way, it will pass the learner’s filters and short term memory.
  • 35. Key Point #3
    Information that is chunked and organized appropriately to the learner’s ability and experience level is more easily stored in long term memory.
  • 36. What oral health topics have you delivered to parents?
  • 37. What oral health curricula have you used?
  • 38.
  • 39. #2
  • 40. What are 7 reasons to have newsletter?
  • 41. 6 Newsletter Questions to Ask
  • 42.
  • 43. Oral Health Newsletter Topics
    Baby Teeth
    6 Month Dental Check Ups
    Importance of a Dental Exam
    Dental Treatment and Follow Up
    Pregnant Mom Myths
    About Dental Care
    Financial Resources to Support Dental Care
    National Children’s Dental Health Month
    Oral Health:
    More than Just Teeth
    Dental Summer Fun
    Nutrition and Oral Health
    A Dental Home
    Brushing & Flossing
  • 44. #3
  • 45. What’s So Special about Special Events
  • 46. Share an Oral Health Special Event
  • 47. #4
  • 48. Effective interpersonal communication is the key to building staff/parent partnerships. This partnership recognizes and supports the significant role that parents play in the Head Start program and in the lives of their children.
  • 49. Effective staff/parent communication is a two-way process, where both staff and parents give and receive information and feel valued.
  • 50. People respond positively to communications that are relevant and appealing, and that are expressed clearly. By understanding and employing the factors that contribute to successful communications, staff can increase the effectiveness of their communications with parents.
  • 51. Communication Varies…
  • 52. THEN
  • 53. Case Study on Communication
    While standing in the reception area of the Head Start center where you work, you Betsy Ruiz, a parent waiting for her child. She confides in you that she is three months pregnant with her second child. Since you have a bit of free time, you decide to take this opportunity to discuss some oral health care issues with her, and so you bring her back to your office.
  • 54. Case Study on Communication
    How would you address Betsy’s needs using a passive communication tool?
    How you would address Betsy’s needs in a one-on-one situation?
    How would you address Betsy’s needs in a group setting?
  • 55. #5
  • 56. What is Peer Education?
    Peer Education is an approach to health promotion, in which community members are supported to promote health-enhancing change among their peers.
  • 57. Common Elements in Peer Education Models
    Applied to public health
    Effect change at the individual level by attempting to modify a person's knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors.
    Professional development and training opportunities for peer educators
    Clear role of the peer educator
    Community involvement and ownership is critical for the continuity and sustainability of a peer education program.
  • 58. If you had to create your own Peer Education Model, what would be your primary focus for oral health?
  • 59. The 5 Ways
  • 60. How will you SPRING INTO ACTION?
  • 61. Evaluation and Follow Up
    • Complete the on-line evaluation by May 4
    • 62. Register for the next Oral Health Teleconference coming in June 2010
    Spring into Action! Use one idea and/or resource that you learned from today within the next 2 weeks
  • 63. Handouts to Download
    Located in Live Meeting:
    Head Start Performance Standards
    NAEYC Family Engagement Literature Review
    Tips on Engaging Culturally Diverse Families
    Oral Health Curricula Matrix
    The Ohio Professional Development Network Instructor’s Guide
    How to Write Easy to Read Health Materials
    Sample Newsletter
    Checklist for Communicating with Families
  • 64. Connect with an Oral Health Buddy
  • 65. Web Sites to Visit
    • Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center – Oral Health Page
    • 66. Help Me Smile
    • 67. Oral Health Training and Videos from the Oral Health Initiative – American Academy of Pediatrics
    • 68. Puget Sound Educational Service District – Peer Health Educators
    • 69. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    • 70. National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
    • 71. Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures
  • Spring Into Action!