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Omuta person-centerd concept book 2019

Navel of the future.

Partial excerpts of text from Omuta person-centerd concept book 2019
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Parson Centered is "navel".

For example, "A Japanese man in his forties, with a wife and two children, living in an apartment, owning one car, working as a section chief at a company on weekdays, enjoying futsal with his friends on his days off, loving to read speculative fiction, and not good at celery...

Even though more and more words have been piled on and some aspects have been revealed.
I can't represent all of you, of course.
Include more fluffy, muzzy, and gooey parts

Because you are composed.Until now, society has regarded human beings as ideal, rational and linguistic beings.
In other words, you were the one who lived by your "head".

but then ...
It's fluffy, messy, and gooey.
The sensory, instinctive, and non-verbal parts of the
It has been made as if it were something that does not exist.
If there's nothing specific that you don't want to do, but
If, for some reason, your days don't feel right, then
It may be a silent appeal from a part of the body that is not the "head".
However, they can't be captured by the "head".

"navel" has been in charge of important things that go beyond reason.
It is the center of the human being, the organ of the vital connection between people, and the
"navel" is also a place where you can gather your energy.
It is full of things that "head" does not capture.

We can live with "navel", and not let it disrespect you.
Doesn't this move us closer to a society where everyone can live well?
That is the aim of this book.
Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture, where this book is mainly set, is a
In the context of dementia care, we have been working on "person-centered care," which is listening to "navel" of the non-verbal human being.
If you look at the future of this or that from a "person-centered" perspective.
Familiar things take on a different value.
Communication with "head" is good, but from now on "navel" is also important.
"Navel of the future" has begun.

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I'll tell you, there's an empty semi in there.

There are times when it's hard, but it's okay to live in the now.

Omuta's aging rate as of FY 2018 was 35.9%. With the national average of 28% significantly higher than the national average, the city has declared its commitment to creating a community where people with dementia can live together, and has worked together with the private sector to create a community.
When Omuta City realized that what it had been working on through trial and error was what it called "person-centered care," it began activities to further deepen its efforts.

In "person-centered care", it is very important to listen to the narrative of the person himself/herself.
This is because we believe that important hints are hidden not only in the information we see in front of us at the moment, but also in the experiences we have had and the way we have communicated them.
Here, we spoke to an old woman who lives in Omuta.
Throughout the story, she realizes that one of the old women in front of her has the name 'Furuta Hatsuko'.

Out of equality comes reciprocity.

How do you deal with others whose reality is different from your own?

We listen to the narratives of architecture.

A gesture that comes from being yourself.

What kind of technology plays with the margins?

Social welfare juridical person Tennsui fukushi jigyoukai

from cradle to heaven

Since ancient times, the Japanese have treasured the time that comes along with the seasons. People who come to the Tensui Welfare Association can feel the Japanese culture in the nature. The children will feel the presence of God close to them, develop a sense of compassion and reverence for nature and their ancestors, as well as an awareness of the fact that they are alive and grateful. The history, tradition, and culture that we Japanese have cherished. It is an ancient teaching that must never be forgotten, and which we carry into the present and the future. And we will connect people to people and communities to welfare. This is what we, the Tensui Welfare Association, should be.

Tennsui fukushi jigyoukai

KAZOKU Dec. 2014 by SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES JAPAN

Being raised by two families.

Partial excerpts of text from KAZOKU Dec. 2014
Interviewer: Masahiro Takata
Original text: Aya Endo
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

There are about 47,000 children across the country who are unable to live with their families. However, it has been pointed out that this number is also the tip of the iceberg.
As soon as Mrs. Kakimoto was in the first grade, she moved away from her biological mother. She met her foster parents and lived as a foster child until she graduated from college. She then left her hometown to live as a company employee, got married and became a mother of one herself in June 2014.
"I'm happy to have a family, and now I'm happy to be creating one." Her voice overlaps the voiceless voices of the children.

The choice at age 8.

Please tell us how you came to be in a foster home.

  "The day after my elementary school entrance ceremony, I was suddenly taken by my grandmother to the Children's Advocacy Center. After spending about a month at a temporary shelter, she went to live with a foster family. After living in the forest with my foster parents for a year, I returned to my mother and lived with my mother and grandmother, but when my grandmother collapsed, I moved in with my mother. Then, for whatever reason, my mother ended up living with a man she was previously married to, and there were a lot of hard times after that. At that time, I was taken to the Children's Advocacy Center again, and I was forced to choose between the man I was living with and the foster home where I lived for a year, so I went to the foster home because I wanted to."

Do you remember the events of your first day in a foster home?

  ”The morning after your first night at your foster home, you woke up and went to the bathroom. When I was living with my mother, I wasn't allowed to make any noise until she woke up. So I didn't want to make any noise because everyone was still asleep, so I didn't run water on them (haha). Shortly afterwards, my foster parents asked me, "Why don't you just wash it off? I don't know what to do... I've done the right thing, but why? But I couldn't say anything about it, so I just had to apologize. Also, he usually goes to bed with the lights off by himself, but at his foster home, when it's time to go to bed, he follows me to my bedroom, reads a book and then goes to bed. It was the first time I had ever done that, so I wondered why he was following me into my bedroom. I tried desperately not to fall asleep in the middle of it, because I knew that he was reading the book to me, so I tried desperately not to fall asleep (haha). I'm sure there was a lot of confusion over such differences in family habits."

About the bad idea of not being able to be here.

What are your thoughts on the difference between an institution and a foster home?

  "In my case, I've never been raised in an institution, so I'm guessing, but I think the difference between an institution and a foster parent is what the adult is making a living off of. When you're a foster parent, you have other things to do, and raising me is a private time. But in an institution, my job is to raise me. I think that's a big difference."

  "I think a big part of it is that when a child turns 18, if they were in an institution, they wouldn't be able to stay there, so they'd have to live on their own. In my case, I lived in a foster home until I graduated from college and was able to decide my path. However, when it came to whether or not I was able to rely on or coddle my foster parents on a daily basis, I was too shy to do so. I think I've finally become a lot more spoiled over the past few years."

The hurdle to "pampering" was high, wasn't it?

  "I think foster parents and foster children care about each other, but in my case, I was always worried that I wouldn't be able to stay. I thought that if she couldn't stay in her foster home anymore, she would have to go into a temporary shelter again and then live in an institution. I had toured the facility once, and it seemed very closed off, so I knew very well at a young age that it was very different from my foster home. I still remember living in a temporary shelter as a painful experience for me, and the thought of having to stay there for the rest of my adult life made me anxious. For a child, not knowing what he or she is going to become is a tremendous fear."

Tell us about how you came to be able to rely on a foster parent.

  "When I was in middle school, I thought that I would be alone when I turned 18, so I would go to a commercial high school so that I could get money right after high school. When I told both my homeroom teacher and my foster parents that I wanted to go to a commercial high school, they repeatedly suggested that I could go to an advanced school and go to college. However, it costs a lot of money to go to college, and it's also hard to live alone. I couldn't tell anyone that I thought that way, because I thought it was 'spoiling' to tell my teachers or my foster parents. I stopped studying because I thought it would be better if I couldn't study anymore. Then my foster parents noticed something unusual and asked me how I was feeling, and I think that was the turning point. Another important thing is that when I studied abroad, I realized that I could not do anything on my own and that I could not move forward unless I communicated my feelings."

The existence of my mother who gave birth to me.

What are your thoughts on the difference between an institution and a foster home?

  "What I'm most grateful to my foster parents for is that they raised me to like myself, to like people, and to not let me hate my mother. Her foster parents told her every time she came home that she was loved by her mom, that even though she couldn't see her, she always cared about you, and that she was such a good girl because she received her mom's love. I think that's what made me the person I am today. My foster parents have always been foster parents and have never tried to be my mom or dad. As a single educator, I feel that I have been nurtured."

  "I think a lot of foster parents are raising children who are in a similar environment and have similar problems, but every foster child is really different. The process and environment of becoming a foster child is completely different, and everyone lives with their own struggles, worries, and gratitude. That's why the adults want to listen to each child and their hearts.”

  "There were times when people told my mother that she felt sorry for her children when she couldn't raise them. I think negative opinions of such parents are commonplace in the world. But I don't feel sorry for myself as a mother's child. For a child, being denied a parent is a denial of his or her own existence. Even if you have never met the mother who gave birth to you, I hope that adults will respect the fact that her existence is irreplaceable to the child."

Are you still in contact with your biological mother?

  "I think that my mother's inability to raise her own children was more of an environmental problem than an individual problem. I don't have a husband, and my siblings and grandmother were close by, but my connections as a family were weak and I didn't have any support, so I had to raise my children while working mostly alone. No matter how great a mother you are, you can't raise a child by yourself if you think about how isolated you would be. I think it's important for the child that the mother not be isolated."

  "I have been interacting with them for a long time. For the first two weeks after the baby was born, my foster parents welcomed my mother and helped me with postpartum support because I was going to be a baby's grandmother. I was told for the first time about the time I was pregnant after the baby was born, and my mother, like me, had very hard morning sickness. She also told me for the first time that she was born prematurely and small. At that time, my mother was still married and had been working and doing housework until just before giving birth. My mother nodded her head with tears in her eyes."

  "In fact, I've always been afraid of having children because I thought I'd end up having them myself if I couldn't raise them. But little by little, I'm starting to think that I'm going to be okay because I have a lot of family and I have people I can rely on."

I grew up with a lot of people watching over me.

  "I have two families, and now I feel like I'm raising a third. Since I was a little girl, I've been wondering why I'm so happy. (haha). We all have one family, but I have two families. I thought it was great to have so many different experiences from everyone else (haha). It's carefree, isn't it? But I think the fact that my foster parents made me think like that was a big deal for me, for my mother, and for my third family."

What made you feel happy was the feeling of having so many people watching over you.

  "I think that's right. I think it means a lot to a child that their home is a safe place for them to be. Just because you get married, or have a child, or have a foster child, doesn't mean you can become a family. Each and every member of the family has the will to make the kind of family he or she wants to make. Only by accumulating these things can we become a family. I think that's what family is all about, isn't it?"

SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES JAPAN

Mothers and children. Kurasukoto 2018

Awesome educational toys!

From the practice of "Solving Sentence Problems with Pictures" in "Gakushu-sha Kokoi".

Taimu Taki teacher.
As a father of four children, I have been pondering what kind of environment and teaching materials are best for fostering the "thinking power" to imagine, think and create.
In this process, we came to the conclusion that the best way to play is to be absorbed in nature. We chose to move our home from Fukuoka City to Itoshima.

On the blog of the learning class "Manakusha Koiku" run by Mr. Taki, there is an intriguing article titled "The 4 best private educational toys". What do you think is the number one answer to that? The answer is, "Water!".

Here's why.
The color, shape, feel, and movement are all very mysterious, and I'm sure you can tell that children will play with them all the time without getting bored.
There is no better way to "train your brain" than this one, with endless ways to play and room for ingenuity.Incidentally, the second place ranking is: Sat! And third place: plants! And in fourth place: bugs!

Even if you live in a city, the wind blows and it rains. Nature does exist. It depends on the awareness of the recipient. If parents take good care of the nature around them, they can pass it on to their children. Children have such sensibilities in the first place. They want to "get close" and "get dirty" and "bring it back". Don't deny that you're dirty or disgusting there. On the contrary, I think that adults can rethink the way they relate to nature by using children as teachers.

Another important factor is the presence of playmates.
It's part of nature that people are friends. In other words, something you can't control. When you're surrounded by man-made objects, it feels hard to face nature that you can't control. But beyond the hardship, the fun is what enriches your life.
He says he wants children to know that there are boundaries that can't be achieved just by being surrounded by artificial objects.

The courage to jump in

The teacher says that there is no better playground than nature, but that children are very fortunate to have playmates even in urban parks.
Children who discover the joy of playing with their friends in the lower grades will meet up with them in the upper grades and play with them on their own. But if you don't know how much fun it can be, you can end up playing digital games at home.

Because it's easier that way. Because it takes a lot of courage to walk into your friends.
"Digital games have become fun to play as entertainment, and it's less stressful to do everything in your own world. But if it becomes the norm to be confined to a small space and use your smartphone all the time, it will be hard to get out of the wide world out there."
The teacher's eyes are not only on the present, but also on the children's adolescence and adolescence and beyond.

Compare it to the "past self".

The first thing to do in elementary school is to have fun. When she thinks about it, she is concerned that the trend of demanding results is also exhausting her children, as is the decrease in free time due to excessive homework and lessons.
Don't you think that today's elementary school students are too exposed to the competition, winning and losing? They're made to compete somewhere, whether it's in studies, sports, or even school, like awards and stamps. It would be nice if he was a little older, but he still can't handle the stress of it in elementary school. I feel that a lot of kids are tired of thinking about how they compare themselves to those around them.

You can tell by looking at it that the child's eyes are shining. The important thing is how much time you have to be immersed and focused.
I find myself getting better before I know it when I'm engaged in something I enjoy and love. If I can feel myself changing and growing as I enjoy doing it. It's like that kind of comparison to your past self, because you never betray it.

We live in a time when we can only perceive ourselves in comparison to those around us. If there's a person standing on their own in that situation, they might float around in various ways, but they'll be able to live a happy life.

An adult struggles to define his or her own way of life. I think education is to show them that they are always trying to make themselves better, he said. I'm sure that his nonchalant back is also conveying something to the children. Wouldn't such an increase in the number of adults make things easier for both children and adults themselves? With this thought in mind, we left Itoshima, where the snow started to flutter here and there.