The Martinez family is raising their two children, ages 3 and 5, within a small rural community

The Martinez family is raising their two children, ages 3 and 5, within a small rural community

The Martinez family is raising their two children, ages 3 and 5, within a small rural community 150 150 Peter

Discussion 2 – Module 2/EDDD-8080

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Discussion 2: Adopting a Strengths-Based Perspective
The Martinez family is raising their two children, ages 3 and 5, within a small rural community. They are migrant workers and have lived in the community for 4 months. Despite each parent working two jobs, the family seldom has enough money and has occasionally experienced homelessness, particularly when the seasonal nature of their work is interrupted by weather conditions. The family has faced many obstacles, including limited access to healthy nutritional choices, challenges in terms of accessing health care, and the lack of quality, affordable child care, but always work to find a migrant Head Start program for their children within each community they have lived in. The family is working on developing both their own and their children’s English skills through the community library, as they emigrated from Mexico 2 years ago.

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Write an analysis of a scenario that provokes a research-based discussion of the following:

· The impact of poverty and homelessness on children’s development and learning

· Areas of family and child strength, and the importance of adopting a strengths-based approach

· Potential local and global supports and early childhood professionals who can collaborate to create webs of support around the family

· The overarching challenges and benefits of adopting and implementing a strengths-based approach to working with children and families

· What is needed in terms of next steps in order to effectively support the child and family in the scenario?

Cite appropriate references in APA format to substantiate your thinking.