• April 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 3

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Positive Parenting Activities for Home Visitors

Home visiting by professionals and paraprofessionals is an important component of many prevention programs for families at risk for child abuse and neglect. A new manual, Your Guide to Nurturing Parent-Child Relationships: Positive Parenting Activities for Home Visitors, offers activities that visitors can use to strengthen parenting capacity and the parent-child relationship. Each chapter focuses on a parenting competency that can be supported through specific home visiting activities. These parenting competencies are:

  • Empathy and caring
  • Coping and resilience
  • Problem solving
  • Social competence

The manual's final section describes ways that the home visitor can help parents strengthen the relationship with their children at each developmental stage, up to age 5 years.

Your Guide to Nurturing Parent-Child Relationships was written by Nadia Hall, Chaya Kulkarni, and Shauna Seneca and is available from the Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company:


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