ERIC Number: ED044454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Prenatal-Postnatal Intervention: A Description and Discussion of Preliminary Findings of a Home Visit Program Supplying Cognitive, Nutritional and Health Information to Disadvantaged Homes.
Wright, Charlene; And Others
This paper describes the development of a program which uses paraprofessional home visitors, known as Child Development Trainers, as disseminators of information necessary for the growth and development of the fetus and young infant. These Trainers serve a low income population. Weekly home visits were designed to aid the expectant mother to understand nutritional needs and prepare for the arrival of her new infant. Difficulties of recruiting and convincing families are discussed, and the advantages of using the paraprofessional are explored. Data include pre- and postnatal dietary records of mothers and children which document the need for more attention to nutrition in low income families. Weekly reports of paraprofessionals were condensed and presented to show demographic data, parental participation, maternal attitudes, and changes in these attitudes over time. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/DM)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Involvement, Family Problems, Family School Relationship, Home Visits, Infants, Mother Attitudes, Nutrition, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Child Relationship, Perceptual Development, Perceptual Motor Learning, Prenatal Influences
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Miami Beach, Fla., September 1970