ERIC Number: ED414082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Home Visiting: Promoting Healthy Parent and Child Development.
Klass, Carol S.
Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this handbook for home visitors provides functional, field test 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 account of home visits complement the discussions. Part 1 of the guide, "Home Visiting: The New Profession," discusses: (1) the relationship between parents and the home visitor, focusing on the development of the relationship, teenage parents, and potential difficulties; (2) the home visitor's approach, detailing necessary communication and interpersonal skills, and addressing how to work with culturally diverse families; and (3) 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: (1) the development of the child's sense of self; (2) a developmental approach to guidance and discipline; (3) communication and language development, including emerging literacy; (4) family routines, rituals, and celebrations; (5) the importance of play for learning and development; and (6) 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. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Family Programs, Home Programs, Home Visits, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Personal Narratives, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Young Children
Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624; phone: 800-638-3775 ($34).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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