The July 2010 issue of the Journal for ZERO TO THREE is titled, "Home Visiting: Past, Present, and Future." The timeliness of this topic is described by Editor Stefanie Powers, "Public interest in home visiting is on the rise due to the large increase in federal funding for high-quality, evidence-based home visitation to be provided through the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law on March 23, 2010."
There are two articles contributed by MI-AIMH members. The first is "Infant Mental Health Home Visitation: Setting and Maintaining Professional Boundaries" by Carla Barron, LMSW, IMH-E® and Nichole Paradis, LMSW, IMH-E®. The article discusses the challenges of balancing the needs of the infant and the family, using a relationship-based approach in the intimate home setting, all while setting and enforcing appropriate professional boundaries.
The second article is in the Perspecitves column and is titled, "Infant Mental Health Home Visiting Strategies: From the Parents’ Points of View" by Deborah Weatherston, PhD, IMH-E®. This piece uses the parents’ words as they described the qualities of the infant mental health home visitors who made a positive difference in their families’ lives.
Both articles reflect the long commitment to infant mental health principles and practice in Michigan. For more information on how to order the Journal for ZERO TO THREE, please visit http://www.zerotothree.org/