Healthy Babies, Healthy Children


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Essay #: 063847
Total text length is 19,250 characters (approximately 13.3 pages).

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Healthy Babies, Healthy Children
The Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program is based on the assumption that the child’s early years are extremely important for the child’s overall development. Health is viewed on a continuum so that healthy babies will very probably develop into healthy children, healthy adolescents, and therefore will become healthy adults. The program serves a valuable purpose since it identifies vulnerable children. However, as one reads the overview of this program as it is presented by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC) (2009), two points become clear. The first is that the social determinants of health are entirely missing; the second is that there may well be a hidden agenda...
The end: child died of HIV. With later children, breastfeeding resulted in reduced sickness among infants and children. The value is that the article shows breastfeeding can be safe even when HIV is present.
Taylor, C. (2004). Underpinning knowledge for child care practice. Child and Family Social Work, 9, 225-235.
The perspective of this article is social work and the nature-nurture debate. The theory is holistic with the environment being especially important along with many factors such as the parents’ and child’s abilities. The child’s development is presented in terms of a series of tasks to be accomplished over their early childhood. The social determinants of health are included to a degree in terms of the physical and social environments.