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Time Dollar Poster presented at NAPCAN, Perth, Australia in November, 2009.

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Time Dollar Poster

  1. 1. A Common Currency: Using Time Dollars to Engage and Support Communities<br />Scottye J. Cash, Ph.D., Dawn Anderson-Butcher, Ph.D., & Rebecca Wade-Mdivanian, MSW<br />With Hilary Drew, Annahita Ball, Michelle Patak, Karen Keane, Emily Moore, and AidynIachini<br />The Ohio State University, College of Social Work<br />
  2. 2. Maslow’s Hierarchy<br />Time Dollars Impact<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Recipe for a Healthy Community<br />Ingredients:<br />People - any number, any size, any shape, any age<br />Time - best quality, only small quantities required<br />Reciprocity - full flavor, traditional variety<br />Fun - a generous helping<br />Method:<br />Take as many fresh people as can be found locally<br />Sift out their spare time and individual talents<br />Blend and mix thoroughly<br />Season with a healthy sprinkling of reciprocity<br />Add a hefty heaping of fun<br />Leave to prove in a warm environment to allow trust to permeate<br />http://www.timebanks.org/neighbor-to-neighbor.htm<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Time Banks/Time Dollars<br /><ul><li>Assets
  5. 5. Clients become valued as assets.
  6. 6. Their contributions are valued and rewarded as real work.
  7. 7. Definition of work/participation is driven by individual
  8. 8. Reciprocity
  9. 9. Occurs between clients and professionals
  10. 10. leads to mutually rewarding support and stronger outcomes all around.
  11. 11. Clients and service providers all contribute in ways that build a web of mutual support.
  12. 12. Respect
  13. 13. There is respect for each other and what each brings to the table.
  14. 14. Mutual Inputs
  15. 15. School/agency must invest in building social capital. It isn’t just the parents who work. </li></ul>4<br />
  16. 16. Me<br /><ul><li>Respite Provider
  17. 17. Child Care
  18. 18. Transportation</li></ul>5<br />
  19. 19. Community Bank List:<br /><ul><li>Child Care
  20. 20. Plumbing
  21. 21. Dog sitting
  22. 22. Dog Walking
  23. 23. Household tasks
  24. 24. Transportation
  25. 25. Mow lawns</li></ul>My Need:<br />Child care <br />Your Need:<br />Transportation<br />Neighbor’s Need:<br />Mow their lawn<br />6<br />
  26. 26. 7<br />
  27. 27. Time Dollar Program Design<br />8<br />
  28. 28. Time DollarInfrastructure<br />Time Dollar<br />Coordinator<br />Parent Leadership <br />Team<br />led by<br />Parent <br />Consultants<br />Donors & Sponsors<br />(Local Businesses)<br />School Personnel<br />Principal, <br />After-school <br />Coordinator, School <br />Social Work, <br />Guidance <br />Counselor, <br />Teachers<br />Community<br />Partners<br />P-12 Committee,<br />Communities in <br />Schools, <br />Boys & Girls<br />Club<br />ParentVolunteers<br />9<br />
  29. 29. Parent Goals:<br />Increase awareness about school involvement<br />Increase positive engagement in school<br />Receive material resources they need (via Time Dollar Exchange)<br />Increase connectedness with school and community<br />Increase feelings of empowerment<br />Increase parent/teacher collaboration<br />Increase marketable skills through their involvement<br />Parents learn new skills (database management, leadership, organization, etc.)<br />Example of a Time Dollar Program in an Inner City School<br />Note: these were mutually decided with the parents <br />10<br />
  30. 30. Example of a Time Dollar Program in an Inner City School<br />Youth Goals (via Increased Parent Participation):<br />Improve student attendance<br />Improve academic achievement<br />Increase motivation<br />Improve performance on proficiency tests<br />Improve graduation rates<br />Improve social skills<br />11<br />
  31. 31. Parent Participation<br />Activity Examples<br />1 hour of volunteering<br />=<br />1 time dollar<br />12<br />
  32. 32. Percent of Items* bought with Time Dollars<br />*Time Dollar Stores stock usable, culturally sensitive and appropriate items that<br /> marginalized families are unable or can’t afford to purchase with food stamps.<br />13<br />
  33. 33. Total Number of Supplies <br />Bought with Time Dollars<br />14<br />
  34. 34. Lessons Learned: Benefits<br />Parents reported:<br />Received items from Time Dollar Store<br />Getting to know the students<br />Formed relationships with teachers<br />Child’s grades increased<br />Child’s behavior improved<br />Teachers reported:<br />Parents became involved in school<br />Helped them with their tasks and contributed overall to school<br />Parents were able to see what their child did during school<br />Better school environment<br />Possible improvement in student grades and student behaviors.<br />15<br />
  35. 35. Lessons Learned: Improvements<br />Parents<br />Provide transportation<br />Provide child care<br />Have opportunities available on evenings and weekends<br />Make more parents aware of program<br />Get ongoing feedback<br />Continue family fun events.<br />Teachers<br />Provide more information<br />Start program at the beginning of school year<br />Communicate with teachers throughout year<br />Reward students for getting their parents involved.<br />Get ongoing feedback.<br />Continue family fun events.<br />16<br />
  36. 36. Key Values<br />“Retain and to rebuild the Core Economy of family, extended family, and neighborhoods in order to enhance self-sufficiency”<br />“Provide compensation that enables families to rebuild the Core Economy”<br />“Time dollars convert personal time into purchasing power!”<br />17<br />
  37. 37. Acknowledgements<br />We would like to thank the following for their support and contributions to the success of this program:<br />The Ohio State University P-12 Program<br />http://p12.osu.edu/<br />The parents, teachers, and administrators at Indianola Middle School<br />18<br />
  38. 38. Contact Information<br />Scottye J. Cash, Ph.D.<br />Cash.33@osu.edu<br />Dawn Anderson-Butcher, Ph.D.<br />Anderson-Butcher.1@osu.edu<br />Rebecca Wade-Mdivanian, MSW<br />rmdivanian@yahoo.com<br />19<br />

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