Caregivers working with children should understand the basic care needs and normal behaviors based on the age and developmental level of the child. This course provides a brief overview of children’s basic needs along with normal growth and developmental stages. It will also discuss how to support parents and families when caring for a child in the home setting.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Families and Children with Home Care
Why Children May Need Home Services
Types of Families
Common Issues that Affect Families
Section 3: Stages of Child Growth and Development
Preschooler to School-age Development
Section 4: Basic Care Needs in Children
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Love and Belonging Needs
Section 5: Ways to Support Families
Parent and Family Support
When and What to Report
Common Issues or Concerns
Section 6: Conclusion
Stephanie has over 17 years of clinical and teaching experience. Her areas of expertise are in neonatal intensive care, general pediatrics, home health, and children with medical complexities. She earned her Master's in nursing from Chamberlain University in 2022. Her professional practice is guided by Jean Watson's philosophy that, "Caring is the essence of nursing."Disclosure: Stephanie Whitfield, MSN, RN, CPN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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