Parenting Week 5 Vocabulary 1. communication The exchange of information between people by means of speaking, writing, or using a common system of signs or behavior 2. Dietician Profession of a person who takes part in the planning of meals involving nutritional needs 3. Head Start A program funded by the federal government and designed to prepare children to start school; provides locally run child care to lower-income and disadvantaged children from birth to five years old 4. Health Department An agency that provides medical care to people who cannot afford medical help. (immunizations can be given here) 5. lead poisoning A medical condition caused by toxic levels of the metal lead in the blood. Sometimes found in paint from houses built prior to 1978! 6. Monitor Secure a program that prevents a child from accessing inappropriate material (for example: monitor television or internet usage) 7. OB/GYN Obstetrician/ gynecologist, a person with a medical degree who specializes in the care for women who are pregnant. 8. Red Cross An international organization dedicated to the medical care of the sick or wounded in wars and natural disasters 9. Social Services A government agency that provides social services to individuals or a community 10.Sonographer A technical profession that checks the prenatal development of fetuses.