ERIC Number: ED432391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Pride in Parenting: Training Curriculum for Lay Home Visitors. NIH-DC Initiative To Reduce Infant Mortality in Minority Populations.
Diamond, Linda T., Ed.; Jarrett, Marion H., Ed.
The Pride in Parenting (PIP) program was developed for mothers 18 years of age or older who had little or no prenatal care and their infants from birth to one year. The major goals of the program were to promote effective use of health services by mothers and their infants and to enhance infant development. The intervention program consisted of home visiting, a parent-infant developmental playgroup, and a parent support group designed to improve parenting skills and maternal social competence. This training model and curriculum from the program create a comprehensive instruction course to prepare lay home visitors for facilitating healthy changes in behaviors of high risk mothers. The training curriculum is designed for a 45-day intensive training program over a 9-week period. Following an introduction to the training, the curriculum units for home visitors (parent support specialists) cover: (1) communication and relationship-building skills; (2) coping with stress and problem solving and decision making; (3) helping clients build self-esteem and deal with feelings; (4) using curriculum support materials; (5) working with families; (6) cultural diversity/ethnicity among families; (7) postpartum care and planning; (8) family planning options; (9) infant feeding and nutrition; (10) health care in the first year; (11) child growth and development; (12) identifying family needs and accessing community resources; (13) managing home visits; (14) child growth and development--birth to 1 month; (15) 1 to 4 months; (16) 4 to 8 months; (17) 8 to 12 months; (18) 1 to 2 years; (19) children in violent circumstances; (20) behavior and discipline; (21) health promotion for families; (22) maintaining personal safety; (23) substance abuse; and (24) evaluation and closing ceremony. A questionnaire to ascertain trainees' knowledge of important training concepts is included in the first unit. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
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