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

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