Examines a range of psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions that are being used to support parents and their infants. This book brings together interventions and ways of working that can be used both universally to support parents during the transition to parenthood.
Daws, Foreword. Barlow, Svanberg, Keeping the Baby in Mind. Part I: Universal Approaches. Underdown, The Power of Touch -- Exploring Infant Massage. Douglas, Rheeston, The Solihull Approach: An Integrative Approach Across Agencies. Hawthorne, Promoting Development of the Early Parent-Infant Relationship Using The Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale. Parr, Joyce, 'First Steps in Parenting': Developing Nurturing Parenting Skills in Mothers and Fathers in the Pregnancy and Postnatal Period. Davis, The Family Partnership Model: Understanding the Processes of Prevention and Early Intervention. Barrows, The Importance of the Parental Couple in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy. Part II: Selective Approaches. Street, Empowering Parents Through 'Learning Together': The PEEP Model. Svanberg, Promoting a Secure Attachment through Early Screening and Interventions; The Sunderland Infant Programme. Rowe, Implementing the Nurse--Family Partnership in England; Lessons from the Pilot Programme. Marks, Hadley, Mckay, Reay, Gelman, Working with Parents from Black and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds in Children Centres. Part III: Indicated Approaches. Baradon, Gerhardt, Tucker, Working with the Hidden Obstacles in Parent-Infant Relating; Two Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Projects. Puckering, Mellow Babies: Mellow Parenting with Parents of Infants. Pawlby, Fernyhough, Enhancing the Relationship between mothers with severe mental illness and their infants. Tarleton, 'Parenting with Support': Supporting Parents with Learning Difficulties to Parent. Svanberg, Barlow, Developing Infant-Centred Services: The Way Forward.