A family centered profile is a one page document that captures the essence of your family. It includes your family's strengths,supports and needs. It is an introduction of your family to share with your child's Early Interventionist, Pediatrician, Pre-School teacher and other caregivers.
Each profile contains 4 key areas ; What you consider the strengths of your family; What you do to help your child develop and learn; What are your formal and informal supports and What are your desired supports, activities and services.
This provides specific information in each area so that the people caring for your child have an easy to read and valuable information on how to connect with, respond and support you in a way that works for not just your child but your family. This can be included as part of your IFSP document.
Family-centered care assures the health and well-being of children and their families through a respectful family-professional partnership. It honors the strengths, cultures, traditions and expertise that everyone brings to this relationship. Family-Centered Care is the standard of practice which results in high quality services.
Participants will leave with a plan that they believe will positively introduce their child or client that will achieve more personalized and effective results for their care.