First edition was published in September 2007 and revised in December 2007, this volume wants to be a guidebook and an awareness guide not only for professional maternal assistants but also for specialists in social services that make selection, evaluation and monitoring.

Having powerful applicative connotations, the material published under this title offers informational landmarks related to not only specific characteristics and ways of stimulating child in each age stage but also child preparation in the pre – placement stage at maternal assistant and after, about child preparation in order to (re) integrate child in natural or adoptive family.

Maternal assistant activity that represents one of Agapedia Foundation’s main activity, permitted inclusion in this volume not only of a synthesis on specific legislation in this area, but also a good practice example in the importance of continue preparation of professional maternal assistant.

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