Health and Safety
This chapter focuses on health and safety and human sexuality is important to parents’ health and wellbeing. The model of sexuality includes the influences of time, culture, gender, cognitive, psychological and physiological processes on health and wellbeing. Early Head Start-Home-Based Option values providing caregivers with information and materials on topics, such as health and safety. The Collaborative for Understanding the Pedagogy of Infant/Toddler Development drafted a set of competencies for the Infant/Toddler Workforce that includes supporting development and learning. Home visitors may be encouraged to become certified lactation educators through the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association. They feel that they can provide an appropriate amount of information to help parents decide what is best for their family. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an authoritative source for information and recommendations on safe sleep. The AAP Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome states recommendations for a safe sleeping environment.