1. Welcome the family and introduce yourself
A warm welcome is important for setting a positive tone for the visit. DHR workers should introduce themselves and explain the purpose of the visit.
2. Ask about the child’s health, development, and care
This is an important part of the visit, as DHR workers need to ensure that the child is healthy and developing properly. Questions may include the child’s health history, current diet and nutrition, activities and interests, etc.
3. Verify the child’s name, date of birth, and other important information
It is important to verify the child’s name and other key information to make sure it is accurate.
4. Review immunization records
DHR workers should review the child’s immunization records to ensure that they are up-to-date.
5. Check for any visible injuries or signs of abuse or neglect
DHR workers should look for any injuries or signs of abuse or neglect during the visit. If any errors are found, we will take immediate action.
6. Look for any signs of malnutrition or poor hygiene
DHR workers should look for any signs of malnutrition or poor hygiene during the visit. We will take appropriate action if any are found.
7. Observe the child’s interactions with others
DHR workers should observe how the child interacts with others during the visit. This can help identify any potential problems or concerns.
8. Assess the home environment for safety hazards
DHR workers should assess the home environment for any potential safety hazards. If any discrepancies are found, we will take action accordingly.
9. Inquire about the family’s access to food, shelter, and other basic needs
DHR workers should inquire about the family’s access to food, shelter, and other basic needs during the visit. If there are any concerns, appropriate action will be taken.
10. Provide resources and referrals as needed
DHR workers should provide resources and referrals as needed during the visit. This can help families get the services and support they need.