Molly Wright is seven years old and is one of the youngest speakers for TED Talks. She asks us, what if a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?
Understanding Child Development for Service Providers
As service providers, we know that parents understand their child/ren best. However, we know how incredibly difficult it can be to understand all aspects of infant, child and teenage development and especially how to help families support a child at each stage. While there may be similarities with other children, providers share with their clients that a child’s emotional, physical and cognitive development may be different. Deepening the families’ understanding of child or teen development helps them build stronger relationships with their child/ren, setting the foundation for their child/ren to thrive.
By helping our clients to nurture and be affectionate parents, they will continue to learn and change how we respond to their children’s needs, especially as they go through different stages. We also know that parents of children with disabilities may benefit from additional support and resources to help them, too.
It’s important to act early if you have concerns about your child’s behavior or development. These easily downloadable pdfs on child development are available in 10 languages.
SPIN provides latest information that is happening in Hawai’i to families and providers regarding educational service, healthcare, and more.
Autism Speaks provides educational resources and support for families and providers with autism. Tools and resources are recommended by the Covid-19 Autism Research Community Task Force.
Learn How to Keep Your Child Safe During the Pandemic.
Learn how to keep your children safe while they’re at home or while they’re traveling.
Use the free Vroom app to get tips on healthy brain development for your children from birth to age five.
Learn about your child’s developmental milestones from birth to age five and how your child plays, learns, acts, speaks and moves.
Tips and information to help raise happy and healthy children at different stages of their development. Child development milestones
What should I do if someone
is being abused or neglected? This tip sheet will provide you with more information about what child abuse and neglect is and what to do if you or a friend isn’t safe.
Action sheets to help strengthen families by promoting the five protective factors for your clients and families.
Every child grows and reaches milestones in their development. Track your child’s development and learn what to do if you have concerns.
Early Learning Programs Including Home Visiting. These documents were created for providers to support building family engagement in their programs. They are focused on building healthy relationships.
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