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ALLIANCE NEWS!!!

Hello, discounts! As a part of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, you’re doing a lot to promote infant mental health across your region. We want to help. When your IMH Association is a member of the Alliance, you can get special discounts, coupons and offers for MI-AIMH-published … Continue reading

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Alliance Advantage: Helping States Advance Mental Health

As a part of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, you’re doing a lot to promote infant mental health across your state. We want to help. If your state IMH Association is a member of the Alliance, your organization & it’s members can get special discounts, coupons and offers for … 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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“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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Nuturing Change

This is from the Zero to Three organization called Nurturing Change. It addresses a variety of state level strategies for promoting and fostering infant and early childhood mental health. Find it here Continue reading

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Q& A with: Dr. Jean Twomey – “Helping Two Generations”

When parents look into the eyes of an infant, they might see an opportunity to give their child a better life than what they themselves had.  Infant mental health specialists, like Dr. Twomey, might see opportunities to make changes in the lives of two generations. Click Here To read more about the … Continue reading

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