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ERIC Number: ED435459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 196
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57230-487-1
Infants, Toddlers, and Families: A Framework for Support and Intervention.
Erickson, Martha Farrell; Kurz-Riemer, Karen
For children with disabilities, children at risk, and even for healthy infants and toddlers born into well-functioning families, support and early intervention can foster optimal growth and development. Based upon the underlying principle that the most effective interventions incorporate flexible, client-centered approaches with the client-service provider relationship at the heart, this book presents a framework for strengths-based intervention with parents and young children. The book contains practical suggestions for building positive family relationships, cultivating parental knowledge and understanding of child development, and enhancing family support systems. Chapters 1 and 2 present background information on the historic roots of early intervention and current directions for practices of it. Chapters 3 through 5 contain discussions of critical themes and strategies for working with families with young children, covering issues related to parenting behavior, beliefs and feelings, and social support. Throughout the book, suggestions are made for adapting strategies with diverse populations, including families of different cultural backgrounds, families whose children have special needs, and parents who face challenges such as mental illness or chemical dependency. (An annotated bibliography contains approximately 150 resources for professionals and parents.) (KB)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
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