ERIC Number: ED424026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Caring for Children with Chronic Conditions. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Bowman (James) Associates, San Francisco, CA.
Head Start program performance standards require that children not be excluded from Head Start solely on the basis of their health care needs. This guide is designed to build staff capacity to make Head Start a safe and welcoming place for children with chronic conditions and their families, and to create a framework for individual planning to meet the special health needs of children with chronic conditions. Following an introductory section, the guide presents three modules. Each module details expected outcomes, key concepts, background information, learning activities, and next steps. Handouts are included for each module. Module One, "Understanding Chronic Conditions," provides an introduction to chronic conditions and guidelines for assessing programs when caring for children with chronic conditions. Module Two, "Essential Principles for Care," demonstrates that responsive, responsible care for children with chronic conditions is family-centered, designed around individual needs, and is safe and legal. Module Three, "Putting It All Together--Caring for Children with Asthma," applies the principles discussed in the first two modules to caring for a child with a common chronic condition. The final sections of the guide contain information for continuing professional development and resources. (SD)
Descriptors: Asthma, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Chronic Illness, Diseases, Health Services, High Risk Students, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Special Health Problems, Staff Development, Training Methods, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Bowman (James) Associates, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Childhood Illnesses; Project Head Start; Special Needs Children
Note: For other "Training Guides" in this series, see ED