University Press of America
Trim: 6¼ x 9⅛
978-0-7618-4447-1 • Paperback • December 2008 • $54.99 • (£42.00)
Patrice W. Hallock, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Education at Utica College, where she teaches inclusion, special education, and early intervention classes in the Education and Psych-Child Life programs.
Part 1 FAMILIES: 1. Family Life; 2. Relationships; 3. What Families Want
Part 2 HOME VISITORS: 4. Home Visitors in Early Head Start; 5. A Good Home Visitor; 6. What Home Visitors Want
Part 3 HOME VISITOR-FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS: 7. Getting Connected; 8. Families, Home Visits, and Home Visitors; 9. "Nudged" and Being "Nudged"
Chapter 4 GIVING MEANING TO THE EXPERIENCE: 10. Mixed Messages; 11. The Paradox of Helping; 12. Trustworthiness
Hallock's most important contribution with this work may be less with what she found than how she got to those findings. She enters the lives of these families as a scientist seeking answers to important questions. She joins them where they are with compassion, hope, and reflection. In doing so, she tells a very compelling story, a story of life as recipients of publicly funded services, and also a story of how to truly join with them.
— John Hornstein, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachussetts
Foreword by Thomas H. Schram, University of New Hampshire