Therapeutic Early Childhood Program Analysis

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Two of the Relief Nursery programs that I belie are preventative are the Healthy Families and the Therapeutic Early Childhood Program. Both of these programs offer close and personal support to both the parents and the children. It is very important that both the adults and kids are involved because both require very different needs when it comes to support. The Healthy Families program is designed for first-birth parents. The program starts after the birth of the baby and continues up until the age of three. The program includes weekly home visits, parenting education, and support for the parents. Even though I have not had any children I have witnessed second hand how difficult it can be to take care of a newborn. When my sister, at the age …show more content…
They focus on the issues of children whos’ family is stressed and and have experienced or are at risk for trauma, abuse, and stress. The program assists in the healing process to better relationships between children and parents. And the best part is that the teacher of the classroom is also the home visitor. This allows for a deep connection between the parents, children, and the teacher/home visitor. Both of these programs help children and parents who are at risk. It is better to address a potential problem that could arise than trying to fix the situation after the problem has occurred. For example, if new parents are found to be neglecting a child, or putting the child is in danger, then they will be investigated by social workers and possibly the police. But if the parents had been helped with one of the volunteer programs listed above and had addressed what ever problem that was putting the child at risk, then money could be “saved” by not needing social workers or police in order to protect the …show more content…
I don’t believe that spanking teaches a child to be aggressive. As we had discussed in class, family violence can cause elevated stress in the child and can result in long term emotional and behavioral functioning. But the disciple I received from my adoptive parents was totally different. I would only ever get spanked if I had ever done something I wasn’t supposed to do. My siblings and I were all spanked as children, and non of us have ever been aggressive towards each other, our parents, or others. I’m not saying that we’re perfect but we’re not disrespectful or rude. I have also been around many people who have told me that they were spanked as a child and they turned out alright. So if we exclude physical abuse, spanking is a good from of discipline. I have been around children who were not spanked as children and they can sometimes be very disrespectful and

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