Los programas Head Start y Early Head Start proporcionan mucho más que educación y nutrición en la primera infancia. Ofrecen servicios integrales y multigeneracionales. Los programas desempeñan un papel vital en la respuesta al trauma, la promoción de la resiliencia y el apoyo a las familias y los niños sin importar los desafíos que enfrenten.Estos videos de animación comparten las historias de algunas de las muchas maneras en que Head Start sana.
Un nuevo comienzo
Un nuevo comienzo
Head Start Heals: Beginning Again
Missy: My name is Missy, and I am a bilingual home visitor with Early Head Start, and I work mainly with refugees from Burma and Thailand. Lily was referred into our program about three years ago, and this was my first time working with a refugee family that was also dealing with homelessness.
I guess my first interaction with mom, she seemed a little bit taken aback, and I knew that she was just stressed. The language barrier is a big issue. Lack of education is another one, but she just needed someone to make her believe in herself again, so I needed to hold out hope for her. You know, I asked her, "If you could change one thing about your family right now, what would it be?" And she said, "I want a place of my own and for my children to feel safe and secure and that they're home."
And so, we decided to work with other agencies within the community, and I was able to work with the family; filled out an application for public housing. You know, we had to be very vigilant with keeping up with documents, and at my visit, I would look at letters for her and explain to her what she needed to turn in. After almost a whole year of waiting, the family received a letter that there's an opening, and they finally had a house of their own. That was a proud moment for her and the whole family.
You know, when I first started, I didn't know what Early Head Start is all about. I literally thought I'd just go into a home and talk to their parents about this lesson. But it's a lot more than that.
Missy es una visitadora del hogar bilingüe de Early Head Start. Ayudó a una familia refugiada a superar las barreras lingüísticas y educativas para encontrar un nuevo hogar en Chapel Hill, Carolina del Norte (video en inglés).
Resource Type: Artículo
National Centers: Centro Nacional de Salud, Salud del Comportamiento y Seguridad
Última actualización: April 19, 2021