By Kevin D. Browne, Jo Douglas, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis, Jean Hegarty

ISBN-10: 0470092513

ISBN-13: 9780470092514

ISBN-10: 047009253X

ISBN-13: 9780470092538

This e-book is a realistic consultant to the CARE programme, a house traveling programme that goals to evaluate babies? progress, improvement and psycho-social transitions of their first 12 months of existence and that including the Index of want record goals to have interaction mom and dad in hazard evaluate. It offers evidence-based learn for the programme, and offers scientific examples of ways to exploit the review instruments (including the Index of desire) and the way to paintings with mom and dad. The authors take a ?partnership with mom and dad? procedure all through, whereas making an allowance for the sensible workload matters that practitioners face.

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Areas of public health promotion that should be discussed include: • first and second immunisations • the infant’s weaning and dietary requirements • dentition and dental health • accident prevention • evaluation of the family health needs. Assessment of family health needs should be continued and a discussion to stimulate awareness of community activities (including those of child minding and issues related to parents’ return to work) can be important at this time. An assessment of the mother’s postnatal emotional and mental health is important at this stage after birth.

Family violence is often associated with stress in the family and in the presence of poor and/or insecure relationships, this stress in 42 THE ASSESSMENT OF INFANTS AND THEIR PARENTS family functioning can increase the likelihood of aggression in the family (Abidin, 1990; Browne & Herbert, 1997). There is a link between wife abuse and child abuse (Browne & Hamilton, 1999; Browne, Falshaw & Dixon, 2002) and the knowledge about violence in the family should alert health professionals to the increased possibility of the child being at risk.

It was therefore recognised that additional screening approaches would be required in addition to the checklist. 2 (above) identifies the importance of the different risk factors in predicting child abuse and, as can be seen, no single factor is sufficiently predictive in isolation to identify abusive situations in a family. 1 Use of a twelve-item health visitor checklist in Surrey to screen for potential of significant harm in families with newborns who were then followed up for five years to determine outcome (adapted from Browne & Herbert, 1997) conditional probability of any single factor being predictive is very low.

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