The Parenting Cipher
Luchini: Quick Tips to Empower Yourself When Dealing with Social Workers
In this episode host, Genie Dawkins, and Kim Poetivin discuss how to deal with social workers and how the word “non-compliant” affects your child’s ability to make progress in school. Kim provides insight into how to interact with social workers and members of your child’s IEP team to protect your child from being targeted as a problem child
Kim Wheeler Poitevin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in childhood grief and loss. She also treats children experiencing racial disparity and discrimination in private white institutions. Kim is the owner of Amel Counseling and Consulting, a private therapy practice located and Ask Amel, a parent coaching firm in Philadelphia, Pa.
- What the term “ Compliance “ means in the world of Individual Education Plans
- Ways to advocate for your child when dealing with Social Workers
- How to know when a therapist is not a good fit for your child
" I'm confident that a kid internally kind of knows what they need. - Kim
“You have to humble yourself because kids are learning that you should already know it.” - Kim
“You can't force a child to engage in something that they don't want to do.” - Kim
“Focus doesn't come from a pill. Focus comes from practice.” - Kim
Are you tired of not getting your child’s school to listen to your suggestions in meetings? I have a solution. Schedule a free 30 minutes session and together we will create a plan that will your child succeed in life while supporting you and the entire family. You have questions and I have answers. Let’s talk!
To hear more about cultural competency check out these episodes “ Fall: The importance of Speech Therapy In Our Kid’s World and “ Our Song: Affective Curriculums That Help Our Kids Make Progress” and to hear more about supporting our kids in white spaces check out “Save the Children: Raising Black In Kids In White Spaces”