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  • Was this planned or is it an emergency/unplanned situation? If unplanned, is it COVID related? Unplanned/COVID. Planned. Unplanned.
  • Have the parents asked you/the center to help with transportation? Yes. No.
  • Find out the family's plan for transportation and make sure any new "pick up/drop off" people are listed appropriately. Add any case notes to ChildPlus..
  • Ask the parents if they have any family, friends, coworkers, or other supports (ie: caseworker, EMTA...). Family states they do have supports. . Family says they do not have supports..
  • Encourage the family to reach out to the supports since the transport is a planned situation, this way they have time to schedule with someone who can help them. .
  • When the family says they have "no supports" ask questions like; "Who helps you when you need to go grocery shopping?", "Who would take you to the emergency room if something happened?", or "Do you have any family or friends in the area?". Family is still having a difficult time listing supports.. Family can give a list of people who they can rely on. .
  • Encourage the family to reach out to those people. Since this transportation need is a planned situation, they should have time to work out a schedule with someone who can help them..
  • Go through a list with the family. Student's other parent, step-parents, grand parents (maternal and paternal), aunts, uncles, adult/responsible cousins or siblings, coworkers of parents, people around the neighborhood, have they made connections with any other Head Start families, can they look into EMTA, have they called Tioga County Partnership (will arrange and pay for taxi rides if the appointment is medical related and the family has Medicare)... list any option you can think of. If the fa. Family is still unable to come up with support.. Family is able to come up with support. .
  • Encourage the family to reach out to those people. Since this transportation need is a planned situation, they should have time to work out a schedule with someone who can help them..
  • Only when all ideas have been exhausted; proceed with the typical FA transport scenario. Let the family know that working toward building a support network is something that you will continue to facilitate with them going forward..
  • Have the parents asked you/the center to help with transportation? No. Yes.
  • Find out the family's plan for transportation and make sure any new "pick up/drop off" people are listed appropriately. Add any case notes to ChildPlus..
  • Although there is less time to work out supports in an unplanned or emergency situation, ask the parents if they have any family, friends, coworkers, or other supports (ie: caseworker, EMTA...). No. Yes.
  • Find out the family's plan for transportation and make sure any new "pick up/drop off" people are listed appropriately. Add any case notes to ChildPlus..
  • Although time is limited in this situation, try some guiding questions (Are there people you work with who could help? Do you have neighbors who could give you a ride? Who usually takes you to get groceries? and so on) to help find a support or resource.. Still no resource. Resource found.
  • Find out the family's plan for transportation and make sure any new "pick up/drop off" people are listed appropriately. Add any case notes to ChildPlus..
  • Only when all ideas have been exhausted; proceed with the typical FA transport scenario. Let the family know that working toward building a support network is something that you will continue to facilitate with them going forward.. Follow all the protocols put in place for COVID symptoms or exposure..
  • Have the parents asked you/the center to help with transportation? No. Yes.
  • Find out the family's plan for transportation and make sure any new "pick up/drop off" people are listed appropriately. Add any case notes to ChildPlus. Follow all the protocols put in place for COVID symptoms or exposure..
  • Although there is less time to work out supports in an unplanned or emergency situation, ask the parents if they have any family, friends, coworkers, or other supports (ie: caseworker, EMTA...). Follow protocols for COVID symptoms and exposure-keep child as isolated as possible while reaching out to family.. No. Yes.
  • Find out the family's plan for transportation and make sure any new "pick up/drop off" people are listed appropriately. Add any case notes to ChildPlus. Follow all the protocols put in place for COVID symptoms or exposure..
  • Although time is limited in this situation, try some guiding questions (Are there people you work with who could help? Do you have neighbors who could give you a ride? Who usually takes you to get groceries? and so on) to help find a support or resource.. Found a resource. Still no resource.
  • Only when all ideas have been exhausted; proceed with the typical FA transport scenario. Let the family know that working toward building a support network is something that you will continue to facilitate with them going forward.. Follow all the protocols put in place for COVID symptoms or exposure..
  • Find out the family's plan for transportation and make sure any new "pick up/drop off" people are listed appropriately. Add any case notes to ChildPlus. Follow all the protocols put in place for COVID symptoms or exposure..