ERIC Number: ED234892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Infancy in the Eighties: Social Policy and the Earliest Years of Life.
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.
Reporting recent information from research and service programs, this report presents issues concerning young children and their families. The report includes six sections; contents focus on the growth and developmental needs of children under 3 years of age. Section 1 discusses the importance of attachment between a baby and one or two caregivers. In view of this strong need for attachment, implications and suggestions are listed for parental and public awareness. Infants' resilience and vulnerability are reviewed in section 2, as they relate to prenatal and infant care and public policy. The development of infants' individuality and the need for adequate training of caregivers is highlighted in section 3. Section 4 explores aspects of the environment that influence the child and points out support functions served by parent groups and community service agencies. Identification of infants at risk of developmental disorders is discussed in section 5 with implications for new treatment techniques and professional training. Appended in section 6 are very brief descriptions of a few programs providing services in the areas of parent education, perinatal care, developmental pediatrics, family support services, services to multi-risk families, comprehensive services, and public/private collaboration. (BJD)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education, High Risk Persons, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Public Policy, Social Environment
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 912, Washington, DC 20005 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Washington, DC.