Approaches to Supporting Families

Chalmers, Karen and Whittaker, Karen orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3493-9396 (2016) Approaches to Supporting Families. In: Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice, 4th Edition. Wiley, pp. 127-167. ISBN 978-1-119-07858-6

[thumbnail of Author Accepted Manuscript] PDF (Author Accepted Manuscript) - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.


Official URL:


This chapter explores approaches and programmes in which health visitors support families with young children with a goal of improving family health. The specific objectives of the chapter are to:
assess some models of intervention in family life and their application to health visiting practice;
• explore the role of policies influencing health visitors’ work in supporting families;
• examine programmes to support families with young children;
• examine the role of the health visitor-client relationship when providing supportive care to young families;
• reflect on the challenges when planning services for and working with families.

Repository Staff Only: item control page