Discussion –  Infancy & Childhood: Developmental Milestones

Discussion Board

 Infancy & Childhood: Developmental MilestonesAs social workers, it is important to understand the risk factors that impact infants and children achieving these developmental milestones and know the interventions that are available in our communities.  The Centers for Disease Control has identified specific adverse childhood experiences (ACE) that impact human development (https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html).  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) (cdc.gov) Watch the TED talk of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris:Video Link: https://youtu.be/95ovIJ3dsNkDiscussion Questions

  1. Identify an evidence-based intervention in your community that addresses the risk factors of infancy and childhood development presented by Dr. Harris and the CDC.  Post the website and/or information of the resource.  If there is no resource in your community, post the nearest resource.
  2. Describe the specifics of the intervention and the behavior(s) targeted.  Present the research that supports this intervention.  What are some of the limitations of this intervention?
  3. Discuss the accessibility of this resource to everyone in the community. Does this intervention address the needs of those from every culture?  
  4. What other resource is needed in the community to address the risk factors in infancy and childhood development?

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