It is especially important to have this session co-facilitated by a family member and a service provider so that both viewpoints can be represented. Family and service provider perspectives are important in providing personal examples to augment this session.
This session may evoke emotional reactions from the participants. It is important to create a safe environment so that everyone can participate fully and learn from this experience.
The Embrace Possibilities video and related activities for supporting service providers in working with families can be found in Enhancing Staff’s Comfort and Confidence. It is important that programs and communities create opportunities for reflective practice for service providers as they partner with families in these early years of their child’s development.