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.
About the Authors. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction: Childcare and Protection - a Public Health Approach. 2. Overview of the CARE. Programme: the First Year of Life. 3. The Index of Need. 4. The Emotional Development of Infants and their Parents. 5. Observation of Parent-infant Interaction. 6. Caseload Management. 7. How to Help Parents in the Best Interests of the Child. 8. Child Protection. 9. Case Illustrations of the CARE Package. 10. Evaluation of the C.A.R.E Programme. 11. Conclusion - the Cost Effectiveness of Community Nurse Home Visiting. References. Appendix 1: 'Looking at Your Needs' Booklet for Midwives. Appendix 2: 'Looking at Your Needs' Booklet for Health Visitors. Appendix 3: Form A. Appendix 4: Form B. Appendix 5: Form C. Index.
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