A Community Health Approach to the Assessment of Infants and by Kevin D. Browne, Jo Douglas, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis,

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

This publication is a realistic advisor to the CARE programme, a house vacationing programme that goals to evaluate babies? progress, improvement and psycho-social transitions of their first 12 months of lifestyles and that including the Index of desire record goals to have interaction mom and dad in threat overview. It offers evidence-based study for the programme, and provides medical examples of ways to exploit the evaluate instruments (including the Index of desire) and the way to paintings with mom and dad. The authors take a ?partnership with mom and dad? technique all through, whereas considering the sensible workload matters that practitioners face.

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3 %) families who were incorrectly classified as high risk (false positives). Nearly one-third (32 %) of the abusing families were missed and identified as ‘low risk’ around the time of birth (false negatives) but went on to be referred for child maltreatment within five years of birth. 2 Relative predictive values of screening characteristics for child abuse (from Browne & Herbert, 1997, p. ) Pragmatically, the use of this checklist alone, would result in the health visitor trying to identify the one potential maltreating family within every 13 cases classified as high risk.

2. 3. 4. 5. Developmental assessment and hearing test of infant Observing and discussing infant attachment behaviours Observing and discussing parental behaviour towards infant Reviewing services needed and provided Home visit for non-attenders Home visit (12 months) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Final public health assessment Final observation of infant attachment behaviours Final observation of parent behaviour towards infant Review of services provided and needed in the future Overall rating of psychological care of the child Child welfare factors at end of first year Parent’s sensitivity to child at end of first year Assessment of priority and future caseload category 22 THE ASSESSMENT OF INFANTS AND THEIR PARENTS Newborn Assessment (10–15 Days After Birth) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) Establish initial contact.

There should also be a review of any additional resources that the family have used and whether they have been effective and should continue. 26 THE ASSESSMENT OF INFANTS AND THEIR PARENTS The aim of this visit is to answer the following questions: 1. Is this parent adapting to and understanding the needs of the infant? 2. Is this baby safe? 3. Are appropriate care arrangements in place if mother wants to return to work? 4. Is this baby showing signs of appropriate attachment-formation behaviour to the primary carer?

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