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A Community Health Approach to the Assessment of Infants and their Parents. The CARE Programme. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5225556
  • Book
  • August 2006
  • 234 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This book is a practical guide to the CARE programme, a home visiting programme that aims to assess infants? growth, development and psycho-social transitions in their first year of life and that together with the Index of Need checklist aims to engage parents in risk assessment. It provides evidence-based research for the programme, and gives clinical examples of how to use the assessment tools (including the Index of Need) and how to work with parents. The authors take a ?partnership with parents? approach throughout, while bearing in mind the practical workload issues that practitioners face.
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About the Authors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

1 Introduction: Childcare and Protection –a Public Health Approach 1

2 Overview of the CARE Programme – the First Year of Life 12

3 The Index of Need 31

4 The Emotional Development of Infants and Their Parents 54

5 Observation of Parent-infant Interaction 70

6 Caseload Management 89

7 How to Help Parents in the Best Interests of the Child 97

8 Child Protection 113

9 Case Illustrations of the CARE Package 121

10 Evaluation of the CARE Programme 134

11 Conclusion – the Cost-effectiveness of Community Nurse Home Visiting 149

Appendix 1: ‘Looking at Your Needs’ Booklet for Midwives 157

Appendix 2: ‘Looking at Your Needs’ Booklet for Health Visitors 163

Appendix 3: Form A 169

Appendix 4: Form B 175

Appendix 5: Form C 185

References 199

Index 213

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Jo Douglas Chartered Clinical Psychologist, UK.

Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis University of Birmingham, UK.

Jean Hegarty
Kevin D. Browne University of Birmingham, UK.
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