The Art and Practice of Home Visiting (Second Edition)

The Art and Practice of Home Visiting (Second Edition)


Ruth E. Cook (Author)

Shirley N. Sparks (Author)



For more than a decade, The Art and Practice of Home Visiting has been a go‐to guide for effective, culturally sensitive home visits with young children and families. Now reframed as a textbook for a new generation of home visitors, this second edition includes student‐friendly features, downloadable course companion materials, and fresh content on timely topics.

Presenting a collaborative, family‐centered approach to home visiting, Cook and Sparks prepare preservice professionals to form respectful and productive partnerships with caregivers and help each unique family reach their specific goals. Future home visitors will get practical, in‐depth guidance on all the complex issues they'll face in their work with families and children, including implementing evidence‐based practice; providing trauma‐informed care; and addressing challenges with sleep, feeding, and behavior.

A foundational text for future professionals—and an ideal source of wisdom and guidance for in‐service practitioners—this book will help all home visitors master the art and practice of effective home visiting with today's diverse families.



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Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

The Art and Practice of Home Visiting (Second Edition)