Are You an Anchor for Another Adult Who Works with Children with Disabilities?

Are You an Anchor for Another Adult Who Works with Children with Disabilities?

I really like the idea of having a team of support around me, but I never really thought of those people as people I needed to be there for me. I guess I just thought that it was nice to have them there.

Derek Peterson is the founder of The Institute for Community and Adolescent Resilience (ICAR-US). If you haven’t heard of him, you need to know about his incredible work. He is a child and youth advocate. He has done over 2,000 presentations in dozens of states, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Africa. His client list is quite extensive and it is inspirational to listen to him speak.

Take a look at one of the concepts he presented in the presentation I was lucky enough to hear!

For more information you can check out Dr. Peterson on his website. One of my favorite things he has done is the Phramework. Dr. Peterson has developed a kaleidoscope of what every child needs. Everything from the “rule of five” for the number of caring adults in a child’s life to all of the tangible and intangible things, to an awareness of what deficit behavior that can derail a child on their journey.

The idea here is that children who are thinly webbed have holes in their kaleidoscope and we as educators, parents, and community members need to see how we might fill in those deficits in order to help children become successful.

LOVE THIS! This is what we can do for not only our children with disabilities, but for all children.

You can check out his Phramework on his site as well.

Let me know what you think! Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

You take care and I’ll see you next time!


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