The Home Visitor's Guidebook: Promoting Optimal Parent & Child Development

Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2008-07-30
Publisher(s): Paul H Brookes Pub Co
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Author Biography

About the Author: Carol S. Klass, Ph.D., is a child and early intervention specialist with more than 35 years of experience in the field

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Creditsp. xx
Introductionp. xxiii
Approachp. xxv
Overview of Topicsp. xxviii
Home Visiting: The Basicsp. 1
The Parent-Home Visitor Relationshipp. 3
Cultural Sensitivity and Recognitionp. 4
Bilingual Familiesp. 5
Forming the Parent-Home Visitor Relationshipp. 6
Progression of the Parent-Home Visitor Relationshipp. 13
Establishing Reciprocal, Positive Feelings Between Parents and Home Visitors: A Personal Relationshipp. 17
Shared Delight in the Childp. 20
Grandparentsp. 21
Fathersp. 22
Working with Pregnant Mothers and Their Familiesp. 23
Home Visitors' Relationship with Teen Parentsp. 23
Mothers and Childbearing Daughtersp. 28
Difficulties and Dilemmasp. 28
Conclusionp. 30
The Home Visitor's Approachp. 31
Communication and Interpersonal Skillsp. 32
Essential Knowledge and Skillsp. 50
Difficulties and Dilemmasp. 60
Conclusionp. 65
The Home Visitor's Professional Developmentp. 67
Educationp. 68
Supervisionp. 82
Peer Mentoring: A Program Examplep. 86
Assessment and Evaluationp. 89
Difficulties and Dilemmasp. 91
Conclusionp. 92
Promoting Healthy Parent and Child Developmentp. 95
Developing a Sense of Self: The Foundation of Social and Emotional Developmentp. 97
Neurophysiologyp. 99
Developing the Body Self: Birth to 6 Monthsp. 103
The Autonomous Self: 7-18 Monthsp. 116
The Social Self: 19 Months to 3 Yearsp. 124
The Narrative Self: 3-5 Yearsp. 130
Difficulties and Dilemmasp. 138
Conclusionp. 139
Guidance and Disciplinep. 143
Guidance and Disciplinep. 145
A Developmental Approachp. 146
Early Infancy: Birth to 8 Monthsp. 146
Late Infancy: 8-17 Monthsp. 150
Toddlerhood: 18 Months to 3 Yearsp. 153
Late Toddlerhood: 3-5 Yearsp. 160
Difficulties and Dilemmasp. 170
Conclusionp. 170
Communication and Languagep. 173
Communication and Languagep. 173
Prespeech: Birth to 10 Monthsp. 174
Emergence of First Words and Jargon: 10-15 Monthsp. 180
Word Combinations: 16 Months to 2 Yearsp. 183
Telling Stories: 2-5 Yearsp. 187
Emerging Literacyp. 193
Difficulties and Dilemmasp. 196
Conclusionp. 199
Play, Learning, and Developmentp. 201
Birth to 12 Monthsp. 202
12-30 Monthsp. 207
30 Months to 5 Yearsp. 213
Electronic Playp. 219
Difficulties and Dilemmasp. 219
Conclusionp. 224
Everyday Rituals and Celebrationsp. 227
Patterns of Mutualityp. 230
Family Celebrations and Traditionsp. 251
Difficulties and Dilemmasp. 254
Conclusionp. 255
Children's Illnessesp. 257
Caregiving as a Social Experiencep. 257
Illnesses and Medical Conditionsp. 258
Developmental Importance of Illnessp. 265
Serious Illnessp. 266
Difficulties and Dilemmasp. 267
Conclusionp. 268
Siblingsp. 269
New Childrenp. 270
Parental Expectations and Comparisonsp. 273
Valuing Different Childrenp. 275
Sibling Relationshipsp. 277
Disciplinep. 280
Large Familiesp. 280
Only Childrenp. 280
Balancing the Home Visitor's Interactionsp. 281
Difficulties and Dilemmasp. 283
Conclusionp. 284
The Psychologically Vulnerable Familyp. 287
Marital/Partnership Discord and Divorcep. 290
Mental Illnessp. 293
Substance Abusep. 297
Domestic and Community Violencep. 301
The Resilient Childp. 308
Conclusionp. 309
Person and Professionp. 311
Personal History-Professional Competencep. 313
Janicep. 315
Cynthiap. 324
Childhood Pain to Professional Competencep. 341
Conclusionp. 344
Resourcesp. 347
Endnotesp. 357
Referencesp. 381
Indexp. 403
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