The Art and Practice of Home Visiting (Paperback)

The Art and Practice of Home Visiting By Ruth E. Cook, Shirley N. Sparks, Carole Ivan Osselaer (Contribution by) Cover Image

The Art and Practice of Home Visiting (Paperback)


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For more than a decade, The Art and Practice of Home Visiting has been a go‐to guide for effective, culturally sensitive home visits with young children and families. Now reframed as a textbook for a new generation of home visitors, this second edition includes student‐friendly features, downloadable course companion materials, and fresh content on timely topics.

Presenting a collaborative, family‐centered approach to home visiting, Cook and Sparks prepare preservice professionals to form respectful and productive partnerships with caregivers and help each unique family reach their specific goals. Future home visitors will get practical, in‐depth guidance on all the complex issues they'll face in their work with families and children, including implementing evidence‐based practice; providing trauma‐informed care; and addressing challenges with sleep, feeding, and behavior.

A foundational text for future professionals--and an ideal source of wisdom and guidance for in‐service practitioners--this book will help all home visitors master the art and practice of effective home visiting with today's diverse families.

  • New student-friendly features: Learning Outcomes and Read‐Reflect‐Discuss Questions in each chapter, case studies, chapter summaries, and a glossary
  • Expanded focus on all home visitors working with children with and without disabilities
  • New and updated content on critical topics, such as resolving barriers to successful home visits and working with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse families
  • Expanded table of contents for easy navigation
  • Increased focus on family‐centered home visiting and the home visitor as a collaborative coach and partner for the family
  • A complete package of downloadable companion materials for faculty

ONLINE COMPANION MATERIALS: Faculty members will easily integrate this book into their courses with the online companion materials, including a sample syllabus, test bank, and PowerPoint outlines.

TOPICS COVERED: history of home visiting - collaboration with diverse families - formal and informal assessment - evidence-based intervention - trauma-informed care and the pandemic - the structure of effective home visits - facilitation of caregiver-child relationships - family empowerment - interpreters and translators - cross-cultural conflicts - legal, ethical, and personal safety concerns - common challenges such as sleep, feeding, and behavior - different types of families, including military families, teenage parents, and immigrant families - children with specific disorders, such as autism, Down syndrome, and motor challenges

Product Details ISBN: 9781681254463
ISBN-10: 1681254468
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2021
Pages: 264
Language: English