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What is the best way for a parent to develop a trusting relationship with their child’s caregiver?

What is the best way for a parent to develop a trusting relationship with their child’s caregiver?

Dawn Sheaffer, MSW

Social Worker/Director of Social Services, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia

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I think it proceeds in small steps of partnering with that caregiver, and making sure that you feel like the caregiver has all the concrete medical information as well as the knowledge about your child and their individual needs and preferences. And ... Show More

I think it proceeds in small steps of partnering with that caregiver, and making sure that you feel like the caregiver has all the concrete medical information as well as the knowledge about your child and their individual needs and preferences. And as much as it can be a slow handoff, I think that can be very beneficial both to the professional or caregiver that’s coming into take over that responsibility, as well the parent and child in developing that sense of trust and safety.

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What is the best way for a parent to develop a trusting relationship with their child’s caregiver?

Dawn Sheaffer, MSW

Social Worker/Director of Social Services, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia

More Videos by Dawn Sheaffer
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I think it proceeds in small steps of partnering with that caregiver, and making sure that you feel like the caregiver has all the concrete medical information as well as the knowledge about your child and their individual needs and preferences. And as much as it can be a slow handoff, I think that can be very beneficial both to the professional or caregiver that’s coming into take over that responsibility, as well the parent and child in developing that sense of trust and safety.

What is the best way for a parent to develop a trusting relationship with their child’s caregiver?
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