Responsive Care and Early Learning Addendum video series
These instructional videos are for health workers and other early childhood service providers who work with mothers, fathers, and other caregivers of young children. The goal of the videos is to improve the quality of counseling and other services that promote responsive care. The 10 videos, captured in community settings in Ghana and the Kyrgyz Republic, show real caregiver-child interactions for newborns and young children and counseling sessions during a health center consultation and a home visit.
Videos in the series
  • Caregiver-Child Interactions (2 videos): Show natural interactions between children and caregivers and do not contain narration. Intended for observing several different types of interactions between young children of various ages and their caregivers.
  • How to Observe Caregiver-Child Interactions (2 videos): Show selected scenarios from the “Caregiver-Child Interactions” videos with a pause-and-reflect or question-and-explanation format to enable viewers to observe and reflect on the interactions.
  • Caregiver-Child Interactions with Narration (2 videos): Present the scenarios from the “Caregiver-Child Interactions” videos but with audio narration included that highlights the child’s cues and caregiver responses in each interaction.
  • Universal Baby Cues (1 video): Focuses on common cues that infants and young children at different ages use to communicate how they feel and what they need. Displays how these cues are universal across different peoples and cultures. Scenarios depicting caregivers and children from both Ghana and the Kyrgyz Republic are included.
  • Counseling Caregivers (3 videos): Demonstrate an individual counseling visit—both in a clinic and in a home setting—in which the counselor is discussing responsive care and early learning topics with a caregiver. Use narration to explain what is taking place during the counseling visit. Two of the videos follow a five-step counseling approach (used in the RCEL Addendum training package), while a three-step approach promoted by Ghana Health Service is used in the Ghana video.

  • Related links:
    Video series information brief
    RCEL Resource collection
    RCEL Resource collection - overview video
    RCEL Resource collection - overview brief
    Additional materials

    Organization: USAID Advancing Nutrition and Global Health Media
    Year: 2024
    Languages: English, Arabic, French, Kyrgyz, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
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