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Abilities, Skills and Knowledge Passport


ASK PASSPORT 

The Abilities, Skills and Knowledge Passport ASK PASSPORT system is used to categorize your personal development of abilities, skills and knowledge and may be used to map your fulfillment of a job requirement.  The ASK PASSPORT is a method for parents working unpaid and paid in Family Support to track learning experiences. 

The Family Resource Center Network and CEITAN sponsor the use of the ASK PASSPORT.   Use the ASK PASSPORT to document your professional development and ongoing training and education.  The ASK PASSPORT will assist you to: 

  • articulate the acquisition of the competencies needed for Early Intervention parent-to-parent
  • record and organize your talents, skills, education and training experiences
  • provide documentation to human resources of required ongoing training and education
  • demonstrate specialization skill attainment
 

This system is a companion to the Parent Portfolio Notebook.  The PPN may be downloaded from USCUAP.com

GUIDELINES FOR

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 

  • 1) Training – sponsored by CEITAN, FRC Network, DDS, Education or other recognized collaborative partners.
  • 2) In-service training – provided by internal expert sources on ability, skills and knowledge areas.
  • 3) Specialty area – acknowledged specialization such as: data management, library catalogue, parent to parent trainer, conflict resolution or mediation.
  • 4) Required - personal enrichment or required skill established by employer
 

NAME: ___________________________________ 

FRC/AGENCY______________________________ 

ADDRESS: ________________________________ 

CITY: _________________STATE: ____ZIP: ______ 

PHONE: _______________FAX: _______________ 

EMAIL: __________________________________ 
 

Utilize this section to chart you path for acquiring Abilities, Skills and Knowledge.  You may develop this for personal enrichment or with the assistance of your mentor/supervisor to focus on specific expertise.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

BASIC ORIENTATION

 

The basic orientation provides knowledge and understanding of the history and mission of family support and family resource centers.  Learn the critical components of parent to parent support. The structure and services of your family resource center.  Awareness of the major programs and types of training opportunities that are available.

  • General system 
  • Confidentiality
  • Phone/face to face support
  • Maintaining records
  • Who to ask/where to go
  • Basic meeting etiquette
  • Follow up
 
 

Training/Sponsor

Date

Hours

Print Trainer Name/Trainer Initial

       
       
       
       
       

 

 

Communication

Communication is the link between people, it is the process of communicating which leads to understanding and exchanging information.  Communication embraces all skills utilized to support and share information.  This skill area requires parent to parent support staff to gain knowledge and skills in active listening, negotiation, public speaking, writing and group facilitation.

 

Examples of activities might include experience or training:

  • parent to parent support 
  • support group facilitation
  • public input
  • intake
  • feeling focused support
  • newsletter article
  • speaking on behalf of families
  • conflict resolution
  • Robert’s Rules of Order/Parliamentary
  • Procedure
 

Training/Sponsor

Date

Hours

Print Trainer Name/Trainer Initial

       
       
       
       
       

 

 

RECORD KEEPING, DATA MAINTENANCE, REPORT DEVELOPMENT, DATA USE IN PROPOSAL WRITING

 

Family Resource Centers require the gathering of information on contacts by families and the community.  The skill of maintaining the system that records the utilization of services and inventory of resources is a skill.

 

Skills such as:

  • maintain records
  • sustain confidentiality
  • collect data
  • manage data
  • develop reports
  • library inventory system
 
 

Training/Sponsor

Date

Hours

Print Trainer Name/Trainer Initial

       
       
       
       
       

 

SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM

 

Families and their professional partners use more than one service delivery system.  Providing family support requires knowledge about the major service delivery systems and the skill to access information on needed resources.

 

Skills such as:

  • Regional Center(required) 
  • Education(required)
  • Family Resource Center(required)
  • Health
  • Managed Care
  • Mental Health
  • Early Intervention/Early Start
  • Advocacy agencies (Area Board, PAI, Office of Clients Rights, etc.)
  • Department of Drugs and Alcohol
 
 

Training/Sponsor

Date

Hours

Print Trainer Name/Trainer Initial

       
       
       
       
       
 

 

DISABILITY/CULTURAL ISSUES

 

Parent to Parent Support is based on the personal experience of a parent living with a child with a disability or special health care need.  This is demonstrated by the knowledge and understanding of the basic issues and challenges in the daily lives of families with children with disabilities or special health care need.  Knowledge of a culture may also be gained by the day to day experience of living in the culture and with the language.

 

Experience and knowledge is demonstrated by:

  • Expertise in one disability area 
  • Personal experience with diversity
  • Special Health Care Need
  • Fluent in language other than English
  • Diversity training
  • Disability training
 
 

Training/Sponsor

Date

Hours

Print Trainer Name/Trainer Initial

       
       
       
       
       
 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Technology is the skill and knowledge to use tools and machines to do tasks efficiently.  Technology is used to improve your ability to do work, to communicate and make products.

Skills such as:

  • online information search
  • web page development
  • assistive technology
  • online course completion
  • audio visual equipment
  • basic computer software
  • computer communication
  • chat room
  • listserve
  • bulletin board
  • email
 

Training/Sponsor

Date

Hours

Print Trainer Name/Trainer Initial

       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 

SPECIALIZATION AREA

 

Specialization Area is an area where you have more in-depth knowledge and/or experience than your colleagues. You should have knowledge of the concepts, methods, techniques and practices of the specialization.  To be recognized as a trainer of this specialization area you would need to have the ability to teach entry level skills and practices of the area.  To maintain specialization status the ability to integrate new skills, technologies, and concepts should be demonstrated.

 

Some Specialization Areas would be:

  • Family Centered Care 
  • Parent Professional Partnership
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Public Speaking
  • Program Planning
  • Interagency Collaboration
  • Personnel Management
  • Resource Development
  • Specialized Trainer
  • Support Group Founder
  • Leadership
 

Training/Sponsor

Date

Hours

Print Trainer Name/Trainer Initial

       
       
       
       
       

 

 

PUBLIC AWARENESS

 
 

Public Awareness is the duty of each Family Resource Center.  Public awareness promoting Family Resource Centers, resources and services through education and the development and distribution of materials.

 

These skills can be demonstrated through:

  • Proposal writing 
  • Development of materials
  • Community Reinvestment
  • Interagency collaboration
  • Training and event planning
 

Training/Sponsor

Date

Hours

Print Trainer Name/Trainer Initial

       
       
       
       
       

 


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