Learn how to explore difficult topics with and engage families that are reluctant to participate in activities. Also, find out how to respond to crisis situations that may occur during home visits.
Watch this presentation that explores ways to engage families in the home-based program model, building strong relationships between the home visitor and the family. The video benefits home visitors and anyone who supports home visiting programs.
Watch this webinar series and learn how to select and implement appropriate home-based curricula to establish and maintain relationships with families.
Infants depend on their families for food, warmth, and care, and for meeting such basic needs as eating, diapering, sleeping, bonding, and safety. But all babies are unique. Some infants may settle easily and be capable of quickly soothing themselves.
Facilitating a Referral for Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Within Early Head Start and Head Start (EHS/HS)
Head Start and Early Head Start program staff are required to work in partnership with families to ensure they have access to any needed mental health services. This brief is designed to: (1) provide guidance for Head Start and Early Head Start program staff to identify mental health providers who best meet a family's needs, culture, and personality, and (2) offer ideas to overcome access barriers.
Learn strategies to support ongoing home safety conversations with families using home safety checklists.
View this webinar to discover safety risks and injury prevention tips for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Learn new ways to engage families in a conversation about injury prevention.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) is a term often used when talking about young children, but what does it really mean? This edition of News You Can Use explores the meaning behind DAP and working with infants and toddlers. Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs will find the real-life scenarios informative, and will enjoy a closer look at the foundational role relationships play in DAP.
Tips for Keeping Infants and Toddlers Safe: A Developmental Guide for Home Visitors - Mobile Infants
Mobile infants have more control of their head, torso, arms, and legs. They also begin to coordinate those movements. At this age, they sleep less and are more active during the day, eager to engage in everything around them.
During the first three years, children are constantly growing and acquiring new skills and knowledge. Surveillance systems have shown that injury is the leading threat to the health and well-being of young children.