ERIC Number: ED435468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Well-Child Health Care: Making It Happen. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Bowman (James) Associates, San Francisco, CA.
Noting that by assuring well-child health care, screening, assessment, and follow-up for every child, Head Start can make a significant difference in children's lives, this training guide is intended to provide support to enhance the quality of Head Start well-child health care. The three training modules of the guide are organized to provide learning opportunities in workshops or smaller sessions. Each module contains: (1) outcomes; (2) key concepts; (3) background information; (4) questions for discussion and reflection; (5) learning activities; (6) points to consider; (7) next step ideas to extend practice; and (8) handouts. Module one, "What Is Well-Child Health Care and Why Is It Important?" addresses the importance of well-child health care and linking a family to a medical home. Module two, "Partnerships in Ongoing Well-Child Health Care," addresses the importance of supporting parents as health care consumers by accessing the available services in their communities. Module three, "Advocacy, Action, and Access," addresses the importance of reaching out into the community for collaborations that could improve delivery of services to children and families, and advocating for change where services are missing. The guide concludes with sections on continuing professional development for Head Start staff and additional resources. Appendices include recommendations for well-child health care, well-child health care fact sheets, and blank records and forms for use by participants. (Contains an annotated bibliography and contact information for national organizations. (SD)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Development, Child Health, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Health Programs, Health Services, Preschool Education, Preventive Medicine, Professional Development, Training, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Bowman (James) Associates, San Francisco, CA.