While most of your time is spent with the children, working with their families is part and parcel of being a child care professional.
And, building a positive and trusting relationship is especially important when it comes to immigrant and refugee families. In fact, you may be one of their few connections in Canada. They will look to you for reassurance and advice, as well as for practical resources.
Obtain information on working with immigrant and refugee families, including helpful parent resources and links for newcomer families:
- NEW! Newcomer Parent Resource Series: Available in 15 Languages
- Why Is My Child Aggressive?
- When Your Child Has Nightmares
- What Can I Do If My Child Is Aggressive?
Resources published by CMAS on the subject of working with the newcomer parents and families who have children in your program
- Promoting Healthy Attachments with Children
- Webinar- Engaging Families of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Strategies to Enhance Your Practice
- Resource: Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family
- Multilingual information for parents: Free prescriptions for children and youth in Ontario
External publications and helpful links for parents and families available through the CMAS website