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

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This book describes a method of assessment and intervention for infants and their families entitled the Child Assessment Rating and Evaluation (CARE) programme. The aim of the programme is the early prediction and prevention of problems for child health, development and protection.

All aspects of the programme are discussed in full, including assessing the emotional development of infants and their parents, observation of parent-infant interaction and child protection issues. The evidence-based research behind the programme is discussed and a detailed evaluation of the programme's effectiveness is provided. This practical volume also includes: assessment tools and guidelines on how to use them (including the Index of Need), guidance on working with parents, detailed case illustrations, tips on managing workloads, advice on caseload management, discussion of the cost effectiveness of home visiting. A Community Health Approach to the Assessment of Infants and their Parents aims to inform policy and practice. It is an invaluable tool for all primary care health workers, including health visitors, social workers and paediatricians.

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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 of Psychology at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. She is the author of seven books, including Toddler Troubles published by Wiley in 2002.

Kevin Browne is Professor of Forensic and Family Psychology 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 at the University of Birmingham. She is co-editor of Early Prediction and 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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