Expanding The Family Circle


Module 1: Welcome Activity

The purpose of the welcome activity is to build trust among the participants as they introduce themselves to each other, by telling the "story" of their names.

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Module 1: Framework Activity

The purpose of the Framework activity is to demonstrate the benefit of using a framework to guide practice.

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Module 1: Bennett Model Activity

The purpose of the Bennett Model activity is to teach participants to identify the various stages of cultural competency using Bennett’s Model.

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Module 1: The Diversity Wheel Activity

The purpose of the Diversity Wheel Activity is to teach the different levels and types of diversity.

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Module 2: "Intersectionality" Activity

The purpose of this activity is to have participants recognize how they are the intersection of race, gender, culture and other identities.

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Module 3: Yarn Activity

The purpose of the yarn activity is to identify some of the many individuals at the mezzo-level (i.e. community and extended-family) that can and should be included in a Family Group Conference.

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Module 4: "Isms" Activity

The purpose of the "Isms" activity is to identify forms of oppression that have an impact on families served by the child welfare system.

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Module 5: Privilege Walk Activity

The purpose of the Privilege Walk Activity is to learn to recognize how power and privilege can affect our lives even when we are not aware it is happening. The purpose is not to blame anyone for having more power or privilege or for receiving more help in achieving goals, but to have an opportunity to identify both obstacles and benefits experienced in our life.

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Module 6: Fish Bowl Activity

The purpose of the Fish Bowl Activity is to conduct a mock Family Group Conference and to reinforce the principles that guide family group conference planning and conduct.

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Module 6: Personal Action Plan Activity

The purpose of the Personal Action Plan Activity is to refresh participants’ enthusiasm for change when it begins to wane after returning from the training.

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