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District of Columbia Healthy Start Project. n.d.. Resource parents' home visiting guide. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Healthy Start Project, 22 pp.

Annotation: This reference document is supplementary to the formal class training a resource mother receives in preparation for the job. It is intended as an organizer and a reminder of information to be covered for each monthly home visit. Each monthly section contains the following: a list of goals for the visit; materials needed; a sample dialogue; step-by-step guide; and follow-up steps. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Contact Phone: (202) 562-3046 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: District of Columbia, Healthy Start, Home visiting, Infant mortality, Paraprofessional, Parent support services, Prenatal care, Prevention programs, Reference materials, Resource mothers

Allen L, Kelly BB, ed; Committee on the Science of Children Birth to Age 8: Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success. 2015. Transforming the workforce for children birth to age 8: A unifying foundation. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine; National Research Council, 706 pp.

Annotation: This report explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. It also examines the current capacities and practices of the work force, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. Contents include recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-32485-4 .

Keywords: Child care, Child care workers, Child development, Competence, Competency based education, Early childhood education, Financing, Infants, Learning, Paraprofessional personnel, Program development, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Research, Teachers, Toddlers, Training, Work force, Young children

California Health Workforce Alliance. 2013. Taking innovation to scale: Community health workers, promotores, and the Triple Aim–A statewide assessment of the roles and contributions of California's community health workers: Final report. [no place]: California Health Workforce Alliance, 78 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an assessment of the level of engagement and roles of community health workers (CHW) among health care safety net providers in California, and their contributions towards the achievement of the Triple Aim objectives (reduced costs, improved patient experience, and improved population health). The report also discusses challenges and opportunities for expansion including recommendations for conducting a statewide CHW campaign; implementing a statewide CHW education, training, and certification infrastructure; and sustainable financing mechanisms. Case studies are also included.

Contact: California Health and Human Services Agency, Office of the Secretary, 1600 Ninth Street, Room 460, Sacramento, CA 95814, Telephone: (916) 654-3454 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Campaigns, Case studies, Certification, Client satisfaction, Community health workers, Costs, Financing, Paraprofessional education, Program improvement, State surveys, Statewide planning, Training

Duggan A. 2001. Evaluation of Hawaii's Healthy Start Program-Phase Two: [Final report]. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University, 35 pp. (xxx)

Annotation: A two-year study at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, assessed the effectiveness of early home visitation in promoting effective parenting by fathers, via expanded continuation of an ongoing 5-year randomized trial (RCT) of Hawaii's Healthy Start Program (HSP). The HSP model is the most widely replicated early home visitation program for environmentally at-risk families. It comprises: 1) community-based screening to identify at-risk families of newborn, and 2) intensive, long-term home visiting by trained paraprofessionals whose direct services and linkage to community resources aim to promote healthy family functioning and maximize child health, development and school readiness. Phase II aims: 1) To expand Year 3 data collection in three ways: a) Expand process data collection to measure paternal engagement in the HSP, b) Initiate paternal interviews to measure directly fathers' parenting behavior and other aspects of functioning, and c) Expand maternal interviews to measure maternal perceptions of the father's parenting attributes. 2) To analyze new and existing study data to a) identify factors influencing fathers' engagement in the HSP; b) measure effects of home visitation on the father, and c) relate paternal engagement in home visiting to program effects for the mother, child, and family as a whole. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 Contact Fax: xxx E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB2002-101953.

Keywords: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Early Childhood Development, Families, Family Environment, Final reports, Home Visiting Programs, Home Visiting Services, Infants, MCH Research, Outreach, Paraprofessional Personnel, Research

Roman L. 2001. Improving the Health and Development of Low-Income Pregnant Women: [Final report]. Grand Rapids, MI: Spectrum Health, 49 pp.

Annotation: The goal of the study was to evaluate MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support), an intervention program that uses a peer support team consisting of a case management nurse, a paid health advocate, and volunteer mothers. The peer support network maintains weekly contact with low-income pregnant women at clinics, in homes, and in a variety of community locations. The study compared women who received the current standard of care provided by prenatal and maternal support services with women who received care through MOMS. Data on stress, depression, social support, life course development, health risk behavior, self-esteem, parenting and infant development, and mastery were collected for 500 women at 4 different clinic sites. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB2002-107488.

Keywords: Community Health Aides, Community Health workers, Community Integrated Service System program, Health Education, MCH Research, Paraprofessional Personnel, Paraprofessional Personnel, Peer Support Programs, Pregnant Women, Pregnant Women, Research, Support Groups

Brown J. [1997]. Healthy Tomorrows for Denver [Final report]. Denver, CO: Denver Health and Hospitals, 19 pp.

Annotation: The goals of the Healthy Tomorrows for Denver Project were to (1) increase the number of infants and children referred by the Denver Department of Health and Hospitals to Child Find, (2) increase the proportion of families following through on recommended treatment options, (3) increase utilization by low-income and minority parents, and (4) create an automated tracking/management system. A case management system was implemented. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children with Special Health care Needs, Delayed Development, Early Intervention, Families, Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children, Individualized Family Service Plan, Low Income Population, Paraprofessional Personnel, Referrals

Clark D. 1996 (ca.). Healthy Beginnings [Final report]. Portland, OR: Oregon State Health Division, 19 pp.

Annotation: The Healthy Beginnings project was designed to expand the services currently available in the Babies First! program by adding volunteers and paraprofessionals. This staff administered the Parents As Teachers program, in addition to conducting intensive visits to provide health education, case management, parenting support, education, and advocacy under the direction of the public health nurse. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB99-144701.

Keywords: Community Integrated Service System program, Home Visiting Programs, Home Visiting Services, Home Visiting for At Risk Families, Low Income Population, Paraprofessional Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, Parenting Skills, Preventive Health Care, Public Health Nurses, Training

Dunphy L. 1996 (ca.). Healthy Families Alexandria [Final report]. Falls Church, VA: Northern Virginia Family Service, 22 pp. (xxx)

Annotation: This project targeted first-time mothers in the City of Alexandria who were eligible for medicaid and who had personal or transient risk factors that may predispose them to abusing or neglecting their children. This 3-year project: (1) Ensured adequate prenatal care as prescribed by the clients' medical provider or by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; (2) ensured well-child care and advance optimal child development; (3) improved new mothers' knowledge of child care needs and child behavior; (4) enhanced parent-child interaction, bonding, and parenting skills; and (5) prevented child abuse and neglect among enrollees. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 Contact Fax: xxx E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB99-144743.

Keywords: Access to Health Care, Case Management, Child Abuse Prevention, Child Neglect, Community Integrated Service System program, Hispanics, Home Visiting Programs, Home Visiting Services, Home Visiting for At Risk Families, Language Barriers, Minority Groups, Paraprofessional Personnel, Parent Child Interaction, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Prenatal Care, Prenatal Care, Screening, Well Child Care

Schultz LM. 1995. A beginner's guide to copy cataloging on OCLC/Prism. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 288 pp.

Annotation: This manual describes how to catalog materials in the OCLC information network using their latest interface, PRISM. It provides background information on copy cataloging, a process in which bibliographical records are found on an information utility such as OCLC, the records are verified and modified by a library, and then are down-loaded into their local computer. This manual indicates how paraprofessional library staff can be trained to examine and modify records to do this.

Keywords: Cataloging, Information networks, Manuals, OCLC, Paraprofessional education

Roberts R. 1993 (ca.). National and Local Models of Paraprofessional Training and Service Delivery for Families of Children with Special Health Needs [Final report]. Logan, UT: Utah State University, 49 pp.

Annotation: This project analyzed the effectiveness of paraprofessional trained home visitors who met weekly with 50 families under the supervision of public health nurses in rural communities. Successful paraprofessional/professional partnerships provided States with an alternative to the problem of insufficient numbers of professionals to deliver services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB96-181599.

Keywords: Information Services, Children with Special Health care Needs, Children with special health care needs, Early Intervention, Families, Home Visiting Services, Networking, PL 99-457, Paraprofessional Education, Professional Education, Public Health Nurses, Rural Population

Striffler N. 1993. Current trends in the use of paraprofessionals in early intervention and preschool services. Chapel Hill, NC: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, 25 pp. (NEC*TAS synthesis report)

Annotation: This paper synthesizes current thinking, issues, and practices related to the use of paraprofessionals in providing early intervention and preschool services to children with disabilities (ages birth through five years) and to their families. Current practices in 31 states are documented; practices in two states—Illinois and Utah—are presented in more detail. Also discussed are trends in establishing new occupational categories (such as including parents as service providers), extending allied health services to rural and remote regions, and reaching varied service environments.

Contact: Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, Campus Box 8040, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040, Telephone: (919) 962-2001 Secondary Telephone: (919) 843-3269 Fax: 919.966.7463 E-mail: Contact E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children with developmental disabilities, Early intervention, Early intervention services, Family centered services, Infants with developmental disabilities, Paraprofessional personnel, Preschool children, Service coordination

Andrews LB. 1987. Medical genetics: A legal frontier. Chicago, IL: American Bar Foundation; Springfield, VA: distributed by National Technical Information Service, 284 pp.

Annotation: This book is intended to provide an analysis of laws related to medical genetics for people who work in the medical genetics field and related health care fields, including researchers, clinicians, paraprofessionals, and public health officials. It presents an overview of the laws affecting the following areas: medical genetics and legal responsibility, the social and policy framework, regulations of genetic research in humans, concerns in embryo and fetal research, provision of genetic services, genetic counseling, organ transplantation, confidentiality of genetic information, and mandatory screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Appendices contain the Nuremberg code of ethics in medical research and the National Institutes of Health's points to consider in the design and submission of human somatic-cell gene therapy protocols. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Administrative personnel, Confidentiality, Genetic counseling, Genetics, Legal issues, Legal responsibility, Medical research, Paraprofessional personnel, Public health programs, Reports, Research personnel, Social policy

New Mexico Health and Environment Department, Public Health Division, Nutrition Section, New Mexico Child Care Food Program. 1987. I like lunch best: A training tape on family style meal service. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Health and Environment Department, 1 videotape.

World Health Organization. 1986. The growth chart: A tool for use in infant and child health care. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 33 pp.

Annotation: This publication is addressed to program managers. It discusses principles of growth monitoring, the items on a growth chart, and training health workers to use the chart.

Contact: WHO Press, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland, Telephone: +41 22 791 3264 Fax: +41 22 791 4857 E-mail: Web Site:

Keywords: Child development, Growth charts, Growth monitoring, International health, Paraprofessional personnel, Training

Development Associates. 1979. Training guide for foodservice personnel in programs for young children: A manual for nutritionists, dietitians, and foodservice specialists who are developing and conducting training programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Head Start Bureau, 195 pp.

Annotation: This guide is intended for those conducting pre-service and in-service training programs for foodservice personnel in Head Start, day care, and other preschool programs. It addressed the competencies established by the Administration for Children, Youth and Families. Topics include nutrition and feeding of young children, job management, sanitation and safety, menu planning, food purchasing, food receiving and storage, and quantity food production.

Keywords: Child care, Curricula, Food service, Head Start, Manuals, Paraprofessional personnel, Training, Young children

Berryman DL, Mann JA, Lefebvre CB. 1975. A recreation/education program for disabled children: Part I. New York, NY: New York University, School of Education, Health, Nursing and Arts Professions, 68 pp.

Annotation: This report is divided into five sections. The first three present discussion of programs and services developed, problems encountered and approaches used to solve the problems in a study of recreation and education programs for disabled children in New York City. The fourth section is a discussion and analysis of the summer day camp programs conducted as part of the study. The fifth section presents a summary and recommendations. The study included working with the New York City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Administration to develop a program for disabled children and youth; using recreation activities to achieve specific goals for the children and youth; a parent education and counseling program; analyses of recreation and play activities to match them with goals; preparing local residents to function as paraprofessional assistants; and refer residents on a continuing basis. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Child care services, Children with special health care needs, Education, New York, Paraprofessional personnel, Recreation, Referrals

University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Public Health Social Work Program and U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Maternal and Child Health Service. 1970. Partnership in health: Involving the community in planning social services for mothers and children. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Public Health Social Work Program, 84 pp.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.