The anticipation method for taking up worries has been developed in co-operation with psychosocial and educational professionals. It is based on requesting the parent’s help and co-operation in diminishing the professional’s worries; the tone of the conversation is different when other people are not defined as problematic, which also opens up a perspective for long-term dialogue.
The concepts of worry and respectful early intervention are clarified through so-called zones of worry, which facilitate the assessment of the available possibilities and co-operation needs.
The handbook is intended for all professionals working among children and adolescents. In particular, it is drafted for professionals in basic services such as day-care personnel, nurses at schools, prenatal clinics, child health clinic, as well as school personnel. The handbook may also prove useful for professionals providing specialized services.
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