Research

Intervention Tool

The Family Map helps educators and parents identify meaningful goals. The interviews identify strengths and risks at home. They establish parent-educator partnerships to help children grow up healthier and happier. The Family Map has been shown to enhance the parent-educator partnership. Educators routinely report that the Family Map helps move the conversation to the important topics and that they learn about the child’s life at home.

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Summary of Family Map as Intervention Tool

 

This training was very informative and shed a different light on Family Map! I hope that this training/trainer is used often. The manual is great and will be useful for all purposes!

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“…it has been a great tool so far and helped us a lot to set the direction and guidelines when developing our family service plan.”

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“…We are so excited to implement this tool…”

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“…It has created a culture of openness and trust between our parents and staff. Through the Family Map process parents come to understand that we genuinely care about their family’s overall well-being…”

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“…Initially, several teachers were resistant to using the Family Map, but they changed their minds after they saw how well it helped them to get to know their families better…”

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“…I think it can open a conversation up about what people might need in addition to what they are already doing or what they seem to be missing…”

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“My teacher really showed concern.”

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“I really like how thorough they are…”

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“The teacher showed concern…”

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College of Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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