Please note that the video serves as a discussion starter. In reality, we would never discuss a family without the participation of its members. We want to thank the members of the Diego family for sharing their lives with us and allowing us to learn from their experiences. Their story will help us think about the work we do with young children and their families.
Our country’s population is becoming increasingly diverse and mobile. While it may seem as if the families in your community do not have much in common with the Diego family, on closer consideration, you will find that the joys and issues of their lives are similar to those of families everywhere.
Facilitators should promote thoughtful reflection about the Diego family’s cultural values and beliefs and how these influence the services they receive. It is essential that facilitators model nonjudgmental attitudes.
Facilitators should review the workbook and be familiar with the process. For more information on the Cause to Pause process, refer to the “Facilitator’s Guide.”
This session is most effective when teams of participants from programs or communities participate in the planning. If the group is comprised of individuals from different programs, they may need to work individually on developing a plan for their community and consider how they would share that information with and gather the input and perspectives of others in their program or community.