This Second Edition is a good source for those training to be home visitors, in-service home visitors, supervisors and directors of home visiting programs serving a wide range of families. Recent evaluations of home visiting are summarized and practical suggestions for evaluating local programs are also included. This is an easy to read and essential resource for both beginning and experienced home visitors, trainers, supervisors of home visitors, and directors of home visiting programs.

Ethical and Professional Issues Facing Home Visitors

Ethical and Professional Issues Facing Home Visitors
Ethical and professional issues facing home visitors

Although the roles of home visitors vary considerably, concern about human welfare is a common thread in the profession. However, the best ways to promote and support that welfare are not always clear. Because home visitors work in multicultural settings and in a multidisciplinary helping profession, they frequently face differences in values, customs, and beliefs; differences between clients and themselves; and sometimes differences between their thinking and that of their program. These situations are not unique to home visiting but are a part of all the helping professions.

Ethical questions home visitors must address include whether to intervene in a particular situation, how best to do so, and how to balance the needs ...

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