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Child Development 125: Socialization

RERUN Tutorial

Pulido-Tobiassen and Gonzalez-Mena (1999) developed a 5 step strategy for dialoguing differences called R.E.R.U.N. The method is particularly relevant to early childhood mental health consultants who face the challenges of working with families and young children of diverse cultures and helping staff and families to negotiate and dialogue cultural differences. Click on this link to view this tutorial,

Acknowledge ASK

ACKNOWLEDGE: Reflect and Listen

  •  Communicate awareness of the issue 
  •  Convey sincere interest and responsiveness 
  •  Involve the family in seeking a joint solution

ASK: Learn About the Family Member’s Point of View 

  • Gather data, clarify 
  • Pay attention to verbal and non-verbal responses 
  • Restate what you think the family member is saying 

ADAPT: Work with the Family Toward a Solution 

  • Listen for areas of common agreement 
  • Negotiate around important issues 
  • Seek win-win solutions

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Family Engagement: A Family Checklist

Effective programs use both universal and family-specific practices to ensure that all families become engaged in their child’s early learning and development. Use this Family Checklist as a supplement to the Program Self-Assessment Checklist to help track and analyze your program’s effectiveness with individual families.