[R-0015] S8. Ethical Practice

Citation: The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center. (March, 2017). Getting to the bottom line of family engagement: Engaging families and creating trusting partnerships to improve child and family outcomes. Video 2 of Webinar. Retrieved from http://ectacenter.org/~calls/2017/familyengagement.asp#session1 or enter “Getting to the Bottom Line of Family Engagement” in your search window.

Abstract: In this 49:16-minute video, presenters discuss the meaning of family engagement by sharing policies, frameworks, DEC Recommended Practices and provisions of Part C and Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). They address the essential role of systems supports for ensuring local implementation of effective family engagement practices.

Integration: The information presented at this video fits well with content presented in the early childhood course Child Development and Child, Family and Community.

Content Focus: Child and Family Outcomes; Child Development; Child, Family and Community; Connections; Creating Trusting Partnerships; Department of Education Dual Capacity Building Framework; Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices; Dignity; Family Engagement; Head Start Interactive Framework; Individualized Education Program (IEP); Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP); Parent, Family, and Community Engagement; Parent-Professional Collaboration; Partnerships; Relationships

Notes: Have students discuss the following quotes from Rud Turnbull, an attorney who has worked for years to promote family engagement: (1) “Ethics complement the law and the law reveals the ethics.” (2) “Disability is a natural consequence of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in and contribute to society.”