A child development resource pack for practitioners working with children and their families, their managers and trainers.
For flexible use as part of practice, supervision and formal training programmes.
Particularly relevant for staff working in social care, health and education in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, who may be required to assess the developmental needs of children and young people and think about appropriate help. Gives new perspectives on child development and looks at children in their varied and diverse contexts.
Builds vital bridges between the need to understand children's development and the ways practitioners carry out their tasks when working with children and their families.
Developed by a multi-disciplinary team, it draws widely on the experiences of children and the expertise of practitioners, clinicians, trainers and academics.
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The DVD contains an introductory film and three scenarios that consider issues at different ages and stages of children's development. Each scenario is followed by a short Professional perspectives film in which professionals comment on the situations presented.
The CD contains:
Using the resources pack: a three-part guide with support materials
Training exercises: fourteen exercises, supported by handouts and PowerPoint slides, which explore factors affecting a child’s development, with the aim of promoting knowledge and skills in the participants
Video clips: all the material from the DVD for reference and planning
Seeing the child (practice notebook) (PDF, 352KB) : a practice notebook to support staff working directly with a vulnerable child or young person. With succinct, relevant information, it can be an aide memoire for interviews, meetings or supervision
Open University, Department for Children, Schools and Families, Royal Holloway University of London and NSPCC (2007) The developing world of the child: resource pack. Leicester: NSPCC. ISBN: 978-1-84228-095-9.
Aldgate, J., Jones, D., Rose, W. and Jeffery, C. (2005) The developing world of the child. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN: 978-1-84310-244-1.