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Transforming Infant Wellbeing

Transforming Infant Wellbeing

Research, Policy and Practice for the First 1001 Critical Days

  • Author: Penelope Leach
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315452871
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 284
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Transforming Infant Wellbeing brings together science and policy to highlight the critical importance of the first 1001 days of infancy: the period from conception to the second birthday. Introduced and edited by Penelope Leach, who uniquely combines academic knowledge of infant development with the ability to write about it for wide audiences, the book has at its heart 25 original articles by acknowledged experts in different aspects of infant health and development. Brought together, they showcase innovative science and best practices to a wide range of readers: to scientific colleagues in different disciplines; to politicians and policy makers; to local authority commissioners and specialist advisors, statutory and voluntary organisations and parents. This book has a two-fold purpose in science and in social policy. First, to collect new papers by leading scientists in a single volume, which ensures they reach a broad audience. Second, by introducing and commenting on the significance of these new findings, the book highlights both the benefits that accrue to society when it acts accordingly, and the costs, financial and social, of our failure to do so. In the last 50 years, interest in infant development and especially maternal and infant mental health has burgeoned. A large number of issues at the forefront of child development research mirror those of yesterday, but the research brought to bear upon them has transformed. Thanks largely to technological and statistical advances, we now know a great deal that researchers of earlier generations could only surmise. However, increasing knowledge of infancy has not been matched by an increasing impact on parents and professionals, politicians and policy makers. Bringing contemporary studies involving pregnancy, birth, infancy and toddlerhood together, along with the undisputed evidential findings that flow from them, large gaps between what is known and what is done become apparent. By focusing on what can be done to fill those gaps, Transforming Infant Wellbeing renders inescapable the need to rethink current priorities. It represents essential reading for researchers, parents and policy makers of infancy.

Communication for the Early Years

Communication for the Early Years

A Holistic Approach

  • Author: Julie Kent,Moira Moran
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351166425
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 140
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Speech, language, and communication are key to young children’s well-being and development. At a time when communication contexts and modalities are becoming increasingly complex and multifaceted, this key text considers how pedagogical approaches, environments, and interactions can be used to develop and harness the voice of the child in the early years. Communication for the Early Years takes a broad, ecological systems approach to communication to present theoretical approaches and principles which map a child’s communication experiences in the home, the early years setting, in the local community, through play, and engagement with digital media and the enabling environment, including the outdoor environment. Topics considered include: the role played by pedagogical leadership in the development of an effective communication environment aspects of the physical environment which encourage or inhibit communication effective communication in and between settings the importance of toys and resources developments in digital communication and their impact on the child Chapters consider perspectives of the child, family, and practitioner to encourage a holistic and collaborative understanding of interaction and the role this plays in a child’s development, while case studies, examples from practice and reflective questions inspire discussion, challenge thinking, and encourage the application of research in practice. An in-depth exploration of the factors which impact on the development of a child’s communication skills, this will be key reading for students and practitioners in the Early Years, as well as those involved in their training and continued professional development.

The British Betrayal of Childhood

The British Betrayal of Childhood

Challenging Uncomfortable Truths and Bringing About Change

  • Author: Al Aynsley-Green
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351581597
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 246
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With provocative insight and based on an illustrious 40-year career in public office, Sir Al Aynsley-Green demands to know why outcomes for the UK’s children for health, education, social care, youth justice and poverty remain among the worst in the developed world. He draws global comparisons and offers astute observations of the realities of being a young person in Britain today, to show how government policies have been shamefully failing children on a grand scale. Prioritising the need to support and inspire all children, including those with disability or disadvantage, and to design services around their needs, Sir Al puts forward a brave and timely alternative for the UK. By building local communities, shifting national attitudes, and confronting barriers between sectors, he presents a fresh and realistic road map that can enable new generations of children to be as healthy, educated, creative and resilient as they can be, equipped with the confidence and skills they need to lead happy and successful lives. A must-read for those engaged in children’s services, policy and parenting in the UK, Sir Al confronts the obstacles and attitudes faced by young people today with tact, honesty and compassion, to offer his vision of a society in which each and every child is valued.

Identifying Patterns of Emotional and Behavioural Problems in Preschool children

Identifying Patterns of Emotional and Behavioural Problems in Preschool children

Facilitating Early Detection

  • Author: Berit M. Gustafsson
  • Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press
  • ISBN: 9176851648
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 126
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Mental health problems often debut in early childhood and may last throughout adulthood, thereby making early detection and intervention especially important. The overarching aim of the present thesis was to identify patterns of emotional and behavioural problems indicating mental health problems in preschool children. To facilitate the detection of such problems early on, one available screening instrument Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), was validated. The development and interaction of externalising problems in preschool children were studied over time. Functioning and behaviour and their relations to protective and risk indicators in both environmental and personal characteristics were explored. The long-term goal was to increase knowledge about early identification of emotional and behavioural problems in preschool children in order to facilitate early intervention. In Study I (n=690), the subscales Hyperactivity and Conduct Problems were shown to be valid for children in the age group 1–3 years. A reasonable level of validity was found for the age group 4–5 years when using the original SDQ four-factor solution. The preschool teachers considered most of the SDQ items relevant and possible to rate. Based on the results of Study II (n=815), a score of ≥12 on the SDQ Total Problems Scale is recommended as a cut-off for Swedish preschool children. There were significant differences between boys and girls on all subscales except for the Emotional subscale. The Swedish norms for SDQ are to a large extent similar to findings from other European countries. Study III (n=195) showed that preschool children’s conduct problems decrease over time. Children exhibiting more initial hyperactivity (at year 1) have less reduction in conduct problems over time, i.e. the more hyperactivity early in life, the more conduct problems at year 3. In Study IV (n=197), children high in engagement and social interaction function well over time, even in the presence of hyperactivity, while children with low engagement and interaction alone or in combination with hyperactivity and conduct problems continue to have problems. Stability was related to the existence of a larger number of protective or risk indicators respectively. Taken together, this thesis has shown that the SDQ can be used to identify preschool children at risk of developing mental health problems later in life.

Putting the Children First When You Divorce

Putting the Children First When You Divorce

How to parent together when you’re apart

  • Author: Penelope Leach
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472140028
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 224
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Using up-to-the-minute research on child welfare and psychology, Penelope Leach, author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child, shows parents why it is crucially important to prioritise children involved in parental separation, and how this can best be done. The reader will discover - often in their own words - what children of different ages are likely to understand and feel about the process, along with ways to help them cope. The book provides help with those difficult decisions about "access"; information about money and legal matters; and suggestions about handovers, holidays, and more.

Gentle First Year: The Essential Guide to Mother and Baby Wellbeing in the First Twelve Months

Gentle First Year: The Essential Guide to Mother and Baby Wellbeing in the First Twelve Months

  • Author: Dr. Gowri Motha,Karen Swan MacLeod
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007372094
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 336
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Dr Gowri Motha is one the UK’s most respected obstetricians, working in holistic practice alongside Dr Yehudi Gordon. Her Gentle Birth Method has been hugely popular with celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow. Now she helps mothers in the first year after birth bond with their child and give them the best start in life.

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing

  • Author: Felicia A. Huppert,Cary L. Cooper
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118716167
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 704
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Using an evidence-based approach and case studies from a widerange of life domains, Interventions and Policies to EnhanceWellbeing examines the most successful existing strategies topromote wellbeing and mental health. Discusses the results of the latest research in the science ofwellbeing and their implications for improved learning, creativity,productivity, relationships, and health Covers interventions for individuals across the lifespan, aswell as those for organizations, communities, and entirepopulations Looks at policy initiatives and approaches with a focus on theintegration of new technology and the role of the media Part of the six-volume Wellbeing: A Complete ReferenceGuide, which brings together leading research from across thesocial sciences

Parent-infant nursing science

Parent-infant nursing science

paradigms, phenomena, methods

  • Author: Lorraine Olszewski Walker
  • Publisher: F A Davis Co
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 450
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Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration [3 volumes]

Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration [3 volumes]

Perspectives on U.S. Immigration

  • Author: Michael C. LeMay
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313396442
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 807
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Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today.

Transforming Systems for Parental Depression and Early Childhood Developmental Delays

Transforming Systems for Parental Depression and Early Childhood Developmental Delays

Findings and Lessons Learned from the Helping Families Raise Healthy Children Initiative

  • Author: Dana Schultz,Kerry A. Reynolds,Lisa M. Sontag-Padilla,Susan L. Lovejoy,Ray Firth
  • Publisher: Rand Corporation
  • ISBN: 0833079999
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 196
  • View: 4116
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The Helping Families Raise Healthy Children initiative addressed depression among parents of children with early childhood developmental delays, aligning the early intervention and behavioral health systems with a focus on relationship-based care. The initiative focused on identification of at-risk families, referral, and engagement in services that addressed the needs of parents and young children in the context of their relationship.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Transforming People and Organizations

Transforming People and Organizations

The Seven Steps of Spiritual Development

  • Author: Margarete van den Brink
  • Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781902636504
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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Individuals, groups, and organizations find themselves in a process of continual change, transformation, and growth. The author suggests that all people--whether as individuals or in groups--experience the same archetypal process of development, which consists of seven steps. Using practical examples, she describes how to recognize these steps, or phases, in individuals, in relationships and groups, and even in commercial and voluntary organizations. Knowledge of the various steps provides clarity and vision and helps us prepare for the sorts of challenges and rewards. In addition to the outer aspects of these processes, there is also an inner aspect. The author shows that the process of growth through the seven phases is essentially a process of spiritual development. Spirit manifests in human beings and determines the meaning and direction of our lives, providing motivation for change and direction. These impulses also work in groups and organizations, and understanding them gives us greater insight. Van den Brink's approach offers a refreshing, new, and dynamic way forward in contrast to the rationalistic methods of most mainstream consultants and personal development.

Back to Basics - Transforming Life

Back to Basics - Transforming Life

  • Author: Anuja Surve,Murali Nandula
  • Publisher: Partridge Publishing
  • ISBN: 1482839911
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 212
  • View: 2706
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Close your eyes and look at the number of opportunities that exist in the world. Everything that you are interested in, you can do. We all have passion and the potential to realize them. If Education is the manifestation of perfection already in man, why do we not see people realizing their full potential? Is there something wrong with the education or are we not learning enough? Is there an obstacle that is stopping us from realizing our potential? The journey is what this book is all about. It is about looking at each stage of life, looking at what is stopping us from realizing our potential and breaking the barrier. Welcome to the journey of understanding ourselves by going back to the basics and transforming life, forever.

Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001

Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001

A Primary Prevention Project

  • Author: Beatrice Beebe,Phyllis Cohen,K. Mark Sossin,Sara Markese
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135698724
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 264
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The group of papers presented in this volume represents ten years of involvement of a group of eight core therapists, working originally with approximately forty families who suffered the loss of husbands and fathers on September 11, 2001. The project focuses on the families of women who were pregnant and widowed in the disaster, or of women who were widowed with an infant born in the previous year. This book maps the support and services provided without cost to the families by the primary prevention project – the 'September 11, 2001 Mothers, Infants and Young Children Project' – organised by a highly trained group of therapists specialising in adult, child, mother-infant and family treatment, as well as in nonverbal communication. The demands of the crisis led these therapists to expand on their psychoanalytic training, fostering new approaches to meeting the needs of these families. They sought out these families, offering support groups for mothers and their infants and young children in the mothers’ own neighbourhoods. They also brought the families to mother-child videotaped play sessions at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University, followed by video feedback and consultation sessions. In 2011, marking the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy, the Project continues to provide services without cost for these mothers who lost their husbands, for their infants who are now approximately ten years old, and for the siblings of these children. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

Cities Transformed

Cities Transformed

Demographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World

  • Author: Mark R. Montgomery,Richard Stren,Barney Cohen,Holly E. Reed
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134031661
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 554
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Over the next 20 years, most low-income countries will, for the first time, become more urban than rural. Understanding demographic trends in the cities of the developing world is critical to those countries - their societies, economies, and environments. The benefits from urbanization cannot be overlooked, but the speed and sheer scale of this transformation presents many challenges. In this uniquely thorough and authoritative volume, 16 of the world's leading scholars on urban population and development have worked together to produce the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of the changes taking place in cities and their implications and impacts. They focus on population dynamics, social and economic differentiation, fertility and reproductive health, mortality and morbidity, labor force, and urban governance. As many national governments decentralize and devolve their functions, the nature of urban management and governance is undergoing fundamental transformation, with programs in poverty alleviation, health, education, and public services increasingly being deposited in the hands of untested municipal and regional governments. Cities Transformed identifies a new class of policy maker emerging to take up the growing responsibilities. Drawing from a wide variety of data sources, many of them previously inaccessible, this essential text will become the benchmark for all involved in city-level research, policy, planning, and investment decisions. The National Research Council is a private, non-profit institution based in Washington, DC, providing services to the US government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The editors are members of the Council's Panel on Urban Population Dynamics.

Pediatric Dermatology E-Book

Pediatric Dermatology E-Book

  • Author: Lawrence A. Schachner,Ronald C. Hansen
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0723436657
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1912
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The latest edition of Pediatric Dermatology, edited by Lawrence A. Schachner, MD and Ronald C. Hansen, MD brings you the detailed guidance you need to effectively diagnose and treat pediatric skin conditions. Review topics from keratinization to stem cell therapy, and gain expert guidance from international contributors. Now in a comprehensive format with 40% all new clinical photos, this resource is ideal for clinical practice. Refer to full-color photographs that accurately capture the appearance of a wide range of skin disorders. Access many new tables and therapeutic algorithms for at-a-glance guidance. Recognize distinguishing factors in skin lesions with 40% new and improved clinical photographs. Find extended coverage of topics like genodermatoses and disorders of keratinization, review excellent information on skin neoplasms in children, new systemic therapies, and viral disorders, and explore new concepts in autoinflammatory disorders and Kawasaki’s disease. Read up on best practices and stay at the forefront of your profession with new perspectives from a host of international contributors like new Associate Editor Antonio Torrello, who co-edits the Pediatric Dermatology journal.

Palliative Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Palliative Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

A Practical Handbook

  • Author: Brian S. Carter,Marcia Levetown,Sarah E. Friebert
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421402130
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 560
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With contributions from an international group of expert educators, clinicians, and parents, this book takes a truly interdisciplinary approach to pediatric palliative care, presenting best practices, clear instruction, and the latest information and research for anyone involved in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care.

What Great Brands Do

What Great Brands Do

The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest

  • Author: Denise Lee Yohn
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118824334
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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Discover proven strategies for building powerful, world-classbrands It's tempting to believe that brands like Apple, Nike, andZappos achieved their iconic statuses because of serendipity, anunattainable magic formula, or even the genius of a singlevisionary leader. However, these companies all adopted specificapproaches and principles that transformed their ordinary brandsinto industry leaders. In other words, great brands can bebuilt—and Denise Lee Yohn knows exactly how to do it.Delivering a fresh perspective, Yohn's What Great Brands Doteaches an innovative brand-as-business strategy that enhancesbrand identity while boosting profit margins, improving companyculture, and creating stronger stakeholder relationships. Drawingfrom twenty-five years of consulting work with such top brands asFrito-Lay, Sony, Nautica, and Burger King, Yohn explains keyprinciples of her brand-as-business strategy. Reveals the seven key principles that the world's best brandsconsistently implement Presents case studies that explore the brand building successesand failures of companies of all sizes including IBM, Lululemon,Chipotle Mexican Grill, and other remarkable brands Provides tools and strategies that organizations can startusing right away Filled with targeted guidance for CEOs, COOs, entrepreneurs, andother organization leaders, What Great Brands Do is anessential blueprint for launching any brand to meteoricheights.

Transformative Learning in Nursing

Transformative Learning in Nursing

A Guide for Nurse Educators

  • Author: Arlene H. Morris, EdD, RN, CNE,Debbie R. Faulk, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826108695
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 320
  • View: 9266
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Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses

Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health

Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health

Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Author: Luciano L'Abate
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 038736899X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 526
  • View: 4464
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Most health professionals would agree that time and funds are in short supply, even under optimal conditions. Patients, too, would admit similar shortfalls, even with optimal motivation. This book offers self-administered and easily administered interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors while requiring little or no outside funding. Editor Luciano L’Abate continues his long tradition of prolific innovations by identifying major changes in today’s health care systems and explaining how targeted, prescriptive promotion/prevention strategies can enhance traditional primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions in key behavioral and relational areas.