Author Archives: Mayowa Faboyede

Upcoming RIAIMH Conference: “Early Brain and Child Development: Making Connections”

May 23, 2014 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Click here to register This full day conference on early brain and child development aims to address health and mental health outcomes in vulnerable infants, toddlers and families and to better support the knowledge base of Rhode Island’s multi-disciplinary workforce who serve … Continue reading

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“New Worlds of Adoption: Helping Families Overcome Early Adversity” | April 11, 2014

Click the image above for more info and to register KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Philip Fisher Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon “A New Model for Innovation and Best Practices to Maximize Prosperity among Adopted Children,  Maltreated Children, and Their Families”   Many decades of research on children who have experienced … Continue reading

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Registration for WAIMH 2014 is Now Open!

Edingburgh International Convention Centre Registration Deadline is March 17, 2014 Click Image for more information Continue reading

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Perspectives in Infant Mental Health Vol. 21 No. 1

Perspectives in Infant Mental Health has been published. Contents Nugent J. A Tribute to Daniel Stern – Mentor, Colleague and Friend Weatherston D., Fitzgerald H. & Foley M. From the Editors Keren M. President’s page Fivaz-Depeursinge E. Daniel Stern, the Baby and the Triad Berg A. From South Africa -Personal … Continue reading

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UMASS BOSTON INFANT-PARENT MENTAL HEALTH POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP/CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Applications Now Available

Boston, MA. – The Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Fellowship/Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 program scheduled to begin its fourth class of Fellows in January 2014. For Information/Application:Visit our website: www.umb.edu/ipmh or call (617)287-6996. You may also email us at: ipmh@umb.edu. Continue reading

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Infant Parent Training Institute

The Infant Observation Course helps prepare professionals for working with infants,  parents, and families. The course includes a weekly two-hour small group seminar, weekly one-hour observations of an infant-parent dyad, written observations, and readings on aspects of infant observation, development, and infant-parent interaction. The course meets weekly from September to … Continue reading

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“From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Child Development”

“From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Child Development” (2000)  Jack P. Shonkoff and Deborah Phillips [National Research Council, Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development] Abstract/Summary: For this book, the Committee conducted a comprehensive review of research in neurobiology and the behavioral and social sciences. The committee’s findings are … Continue reading

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A Promising Practice for Preventing Perinatal Depression

There is an estimated 50-80% of all mothers experience post-partum blues in 10 days following birth. About 8-15% mothers experience post-partum depression within first year. 1 in 1,000 women experience post-partum psychosis during first year, mostly occuring before the third month. Negative consequences of post-partum depression (PPD) include: the mothers’ well-being, infant development, … Continue reading

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When is it too late: Intervening after early adversity

 “Are experiences in the early years uniquely important?” this has been a longstanding controversy in psychology. Are the first 3 years more important or just like any other 3 year period? Is it ever too late for early adverse experiences to be overcome? Timing of interventions may yield insights that have … Continue reading

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Prenatal Drug Exposure And The Development of Children: Still Crazy After All These Years

Dr. Barry Lester talk at RIAIMH’s conference (2005) “Babies can’t say NO!”  presented a summary of prenatal drug exposure and its effects on child development which discussed: Prenatal drug exposure as a serious public health problem, addiction as a disease that can be treated, risk factors, drug effects on neurodevelopment, … Continue reading

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