A Community Health Approach to the Assessment of Infants and their Parents: The CARE Programme / Edition 1

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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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"…a timely book…after reading this, I believe it helps inform the debate on how to improve outcomes for children." (Children Now, April 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470092514
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/23/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Douglas is a child clinical psychologist and was Head ofPsychology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. She is theauthor of seven books, including Toddler Troubles published byWiley in 2002.

Kevin Browne is Professor of Forensic and FamilyPsychology at Birmingham University. He has edited two Wiley books,and was one of Child Abuse Review's founding editors.

Catherine Hamilton is a lecturer in Applied Psychology atthe University of Birmingham. She is co-editor of Early Predictionand Prevention of Child Abuse, which was published by Wiley.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors     vii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
Introduction: Childcare and Protection - a Public Health Approach     1
Overview of the CARE Programme - the First Year of Life     12
The Index of Need     31
The Emotional Development of Infants and Their Parents     54
Observation of Parent-infant Interaction     70
Caseload Management     89
How to Help Parents in the Best Interests of the Child     97
Child Protection     113
Case Illustrations of the CARE Package     121
Evaluation of the CARE Programme     134
Conclusion - the Cost-effectiveness of Community Nurse Home Visiting     149
'Looking at Your Needs' Booklet for Midwives     157
'Looking at Your Needs' Booklet for Health Visitors     163
Form A     169
Form B     175
Form C     185
References     199
Index     213
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