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Family retreat training 2012

  1. 1. Saturday, August 11, 12
  2. 2. WELCOME TO CAMP!Saturday, August 11, 12
  3. 3. Saturday, August 11, 12
  4. 4. Saturday, August 11, 12
  5. 5. Let’s Get to Know One Another!Saturday, August 11, 12
  6. 6. Why Are We Here? Judy SiegleSaturday, August 11, 12
  7. 7. Family Perspectives Dads, Moms, Campers, SiblingsSaturday, August 11, 12
  8. 8. Siblings - What is a “Glass Child”?Saturday, August 11, 12
  9. 9. Siblings - What is a “Glass Child”?Saturday, August 11, 12
  10. 10. How You Can Help...Saturday, August 11, 12
  11. 11. Sibling Event ✤ Be sure to encourage the siblings in your Retreat Family to attend the Sibling Event on Friday afternoon. ✤ Fairhills Golf Club Water Slide!Saturday, August 11, 12
  12. 12. STMS! ✤ Lindsay Jemtrud and Mandy Johnson share their experiences at STMS.Saturday, August 11, 12
  13. 13. Nuts & Bolts: Rules to Retreat By Dan VanceSaturday, August 11, 12
  14. 14. Disability Training Brodie WheatonSaturday, August 11, 12
  15. 15. God’s View of Disability “ For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:12-16Saturday, August 11, 12
  16. 16. God’s View of Disability And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.”Saturday, August 11, 12
  17. 17. Disability vs. Handicap ✤ DISABILITY ✤ HANDICAP “a physical or mental impairment” “any encumbrance” ✤ Paralysis ✤ Flat tire on a wheelchair ✤ Down Syndrome ✤ Steps to a church ✤ Autism ✤ Curb without a ramp ✤ Deafness ✤ BlindnessSaturday, August 11, 12
  18. 18. Disability Stats ✤ 63% unemployment rate ✤ 4 out of 5 marriages end in divorce ✤ Highest cause of suicide among teensSaturday, August 11, 12
  19. 19. What is Your View of Disability? Let’s Discuss: ✤ What do you think of parking spaces reserved for disabled people? ✤ What would your life look like if you were suddenly disabled? ✤ Are you anxious about this week and unsure of how to act or what to say?Saturday, August 11, 12
  20. 20. Introducing Rosanne!Saturday, August 11, 12
  21. 21. Communication ✤ Don’t talk “down” to a person, assuming that they cannot understand you. No baby talk. ✤ Talk directly to the person with the disability, not to the parent, attendant, or family member. For example, don’t say “What does he want to eat?” ✤ Look directly at the person you are talking with to let them know that you are listening. ✤ Speak clearly. Avoid talking too fast or mumbling.Saturday, August 11, 12
  22. 22. Communication ✤ Avoid talking too loudly. A lower voice can often be easier to understand. ✤ If you are having difficulty understanding someone, ask them to clarify or repeat what you think you understood. “Did I hear you say you want to go on a walk?” or “I’m sorry. I didn’t understand that. Can you tell me again?” Don’t nod your head and smile without understanding their need. ✤ BE PATIENT! This is especially important for someone who has difficulty speaking. Do not rush the person you are speaking with. Give them the time they need to communicate.Saturday, August 11, 12
  23. 23. Non-Verbal Communication ✤ GOLDEN RULE: Do not assume that if a person is “non-verbal” they cannot understand you or communicate with you. You will often find that your friend can understand much more than they can express verbally. ✤ Place yourself in a position that will make the person you are speaking with most comfortable. ✤ Find creative ways to communicate. Try hand squeezes, nods, pictures. Watch for sign language or listen for noises. ✤ Use “yes” or “no” questions. It may be easier for them.Saturday, August 11, 12
  24. 24. Saturday, August 11, 12
  25. 25. People-First Language “People-first language” refers to a way to talk about people. In this case, people with disabilities.Saturday, August 11, 12
  26. 26. People-First Language The basic idea is to name the person first and the condition second. For example, say "people with disabilities" rather than "disabled people" in order to emphasize that they are "people first". “The boy with Down Syndrome” vs. “The Downs Boy” “The girl with Autism” vs. “The Autistic girl”Saturday, August 11, 12
  27. 27. Terminology to Avoid ✤ Your words matter. You never know who could be hurt or offended by the words that you choose. ✤ Your attitude will speak louder than your words. There is grace when you un-intentionally say the “wrong” thing.Saturday, August 11, 12
  28. 28. Terminology to Avoid ✤ “Disabled” - Use “person affected by disability” ✤ Never say “slow,” “retarded,” or “dumb.” Do not refer to disabilities as “birth defects.” ✤ Avoid “handicap.” When referring to a bathroom stall or parking spot use “accessible.” ✤ Do not refer to someone as “confined” to a wheelchair or “wheelchair bound.” In reality, a wheelchair liberates the person using it. ✤ Avoid saying “problem” or asking “What’s wrong with her?”Saturday, August 11, 12
  29. 29. Terminology to Avoid ✤ Avoid negative words that imply tragedy such as “afflicted with,” “suffers from,” “victim,” or “prisoner.” ✤ Do not use “special” to mean “segregated”. For example, the “special school” or “special bus.” ✤ Dont portray people with disabilities as overly courageous, brave, or superhuman. This makes it sound like it is unusual for people with disabilities to have talents, skills, or to live life like everyone else.Saturday, August 11, 12
  30. 30. Weird Glasses PeopleSaturday, August 11, 12
  31. 31. Weird Glasses PeopleSaturday, August 11, 12
  32. 32. People with disabilities are- first and foremost- people! Promote understanding, respect, and dignity.Saturday, August 11, 12
  33. 33. Autism Spectrum Disorder ✤ Autism is a developmental disability that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brains development of social and communication skills. ✤ No two people are the same! “if you’ve seen one child with autism, you’ve seen one child with autism.” You will learn your camper’s disability and behavior best as you get to know them better. ✤ Autism has no cure and is a life-long disability ✤ 1 out of 88 children in US diagnosed; more common in boysSaturday, August 11, 12
  34. 34. Autism Characteristics ✤ Noticeable physical over-activity or extreme under-activity. Frustration with changes in routine. Inform them of what to expect. ✤ May be overly sensitive to light, sounds, and touch. Can get over-stimulated. ✤ Non-responsive to verbal cues with little eye contact. Can not read body language, jokes or sense of humor. Be patient and let them express themselves if they are able to. May also be non-verbal. ✤ When acting out they don’t necessarily get that they are behaving inappropriately. ✤ May have poor body control but are often fearless. Often displays repetitive behaviors (spinning, rocking, flipping fingers) ✤ Easily distracted. Maybe be obsessively attracted to an object.Saturday, August 11, 12
  35. 35. Asperger’s ✤ Asperger’s is a variant of autism. ✤ Difficulty interacting with peers. (reciprocity) ✤ All-absorbing, narrow interest in one or two specific subjects. ✤ Difficult communication. No eye contact. May have monotone or fast speaking voice. ✤ Move clumsily, with poor coordination.Saturday, August 11, 12
  36. 36. Best Practices ✤ Be intentional about including them. Sit next to them. Talk to them. Tell stories. Pray for them, with them. Assume they “get” everything. Dont leave them out. ✤ Meltdowns are often caused by an inability to process whats happening in surroundings or inability to transition. Resolve in a safe, quiet place. Don’t over- talk the issue. ✤ Visit the Activity Tent for sensory toys and activities. Find out if they have a favorite toy for transitions. ✤ Stay patient, consistent and calm!Saturday, August 11, 12
  37. 37. “Dancing With Max” Emily ColsonSaturday, August 11, 12
  38. 38. Visual Impairment A loss of vision resulting in a significant limitation of visual capability that cannot be corrected by conventional means. ✤ Introduce yourself every time you speak to a person with a visual impairment so that they know who they are talking to. ✤ Don’t be overly sensitive about using common phrases, such as “See you later.” ✤ Always ASK FIRST if you can help someone when it looks like they may need it. Don’t push someone where they are going. Instead, offer your arm as assistance.Saturday, August 11, 12
  39. 39. Wheelchair Users ✤ Sit down when conversing with someone in a wheelchair, whenever possible. ✤ A person’s chair is an extension of their body. Don’t invade someone’s space by leaning on their chair or resting on push handles. ✤ Don’t assume someone using a wheelchair needs help. If you see someone struggling, ASK before helping or pushing.Saturday, August 11, 12
  40. 40. Cerebral Cerebral palsy is a broad term used to describe conditions whereby brain trauma adversely affects a Palsy childs motor abilities. ✤ Variation in muscle tone - either too stiff or too floppy. May be limited to one side or it may affect the whole body. ✤ Lack of muscle coordination. Difficulty walking. Scissor-like gait. ✤ Excessive drooling or difficulty swallowing. ✤ Difficulty with precise motions, such as picking up a crayon or spoon. ✤ May also have difficulty with vision or hearing, intellectual disabilities, seizures, abnormal pain perception, dental problems or urinary incontinence.Saturday, August 11, 12
  41. 41. Fun in the Bounce HouseSaturday, August 11, 12
  42. 42. Down A genetic condition in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. That extra chromosome affects the way the Syndrome body and brain develops. ✤ Short attention span and distractibility. ✤ May have difficulty with hearing or expressing themselves. ✤ Obsessive attachment to objects ✤ Very affectionate ✤ May be stubborn ✤ Include them in all activities. Be patient. ✤ Visit the Activity Tent if you need some activities or if attention span is short.Saturday, August 11, 12
  43. 43. In Closing There are many ways that you can touch the life of your camper: ✤ You can sit and listen as they express their frustrations or hurts, blessing them by giving them a compassionate ear that hears. ✤ You can lovingly feed them and wipe their chin, expressing that you care. ✤ You can run and giggle and skip and hold hands. Perhaps you will experience a childlike faith once again.Saturday, August 11, 12
  44. 44. We have a major role in camp... to allow the Lord to work in and through us. • Joni and Friends was founded upon this principle. Joni Eareckson Tada dove into a lake over 40 years ago… and here we are today. God used Joni’s diving accident and paralysis to launch an international disability ministry that has encouraged and changed millions of people around the world. • What will God enable us to do this week? Get ready for Him to use you!Saturday, August 11, 12
  45. 45. Ministry Group ConnectSaturday, August 11, 12