Critical Thinking

This section is intended to allow us to integrate the training content into the lived experiences of our families. Each of our critical thinking questions addresses one or more of the people in the Carlson, Choi, or Johnson families, and examines an aspect of their lives.

Take time to think about each of these questions, and think about responses from multiple stakeholders’ points of view. It may be helpful to go back and review sections of the curriculum, re-read the experiences of each family member, and engage in dialogue with community partners and co-workers.

  • What support and services would your organization/agency have to support Peggy?
  • If Peggy walked into your organization/agency, what would be some of the indicators that your program was organized to help her?
  • What are some indicators that would help you know how Amanda and Brian are doing?
  • What are the risks and concerns that the school nurse might have about Amanda’s safety and well-being?

  • How might the nurse approach Peggy, Amanda’s mom, to support her in helping Amanda?