Students may be perceived as UNCARING or DISTANT.
Conversely, he or she may seem OVERLY SENSITIVE.
Student may be DISRESPECTFUL or CONFRONTATIONAL.
He or she may display IMPULSIVITY or INAPPROPRIATE SOCIAL RESPONSES.
Families in living poverty face considerable adversity, which impacts interpersonal relationships. A student living in poverty may experience highly stressful or disruptive relationships with significant people in their life. Difficulties a student displays when interacting with others may stem from mistrust or fear. He or she may "push away" others in an attempt at self-protection.
- Be POSITIVE, CARING, and RESPECTFUL towards students.
- Honor the HUMAN DIGNITY of the students and families you serve.
- Communicate CLEAR AND EQUITABLE EXPECTATIONS.
- Know that building relationships may require you to exercise both INTENTION and PATIENCE.