Home Visiting: Promoting Healthy Parent and Child Development
Carol S. Klass
Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this handbook for home visitors provides functional, field-testing guidance techniques for working with parents and children from birth to 5 years. The guide offers techniques to enhance children's development in conjunction with educating and supporting families. Firsthand accounts of home visits complement the discussions. Part 1 of the guide, "Home Visiting: The New Profession," discusses the following: (a) the relationship between parents and the home visitor, focusing on the development of the relationship, teenage parents, and potential difficulties; (b) the home visitor's approach, detailing necessary communication and interpersonal skills, and addressing how to work with culturally diverse families; and (c) the home visitor's professional development. Part 2 of the guide, "Promoting Healthy Parent and Child Development," comprises the bulk of the book and addresses: (a) the development of the child's sense of self; (b) a developmental approach to guidance and discipline; (c) communication and language development, including emerging literacy; (d) family routines, rituals, and celebrations; (e) the importance of play for learning and development; and (f) sibling relationships. Part 3, "Person and Profession," contains first-person accounts of two home visitors' experiences, their professional growth, and the resources promoting professional growth; this section also examines the interaction between their personal histories and their home visiting, based on results of life history interviews. Contains about 180 references.
Carol S. Klass. Home Visiting: Promoting Healthy Parent and Child Development (1996). Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.: Baltimore, MD.
Reading Level: Easy
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This book was developed for home visitors across disciplines in human service delivery.
The author has 30 years of experience in the fields of early care, child development, and early intervention.
The book has gone through review in the journals of Young Children, Zero to Three, Nursing, and Infant Mental Health.
By April 1999, about 3,000 copies had been distributed within the state. Life total (1996-2001) in U.S. is almost 7,000.
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