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: Reflect and Listen
ASK: Learn About the Family Member’s Point of View
ADAPT: Work with the Family Toward a Solution
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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.