Nurturing Children and Families: Building on the Legacy of T. Berry Brazelton / Edition 1

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This volume celebrates the work and influence of T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world s foremost pediatricians, by bringing together contributions from researchers and clinicians whose own pioneering work has been inspired by Brazelton s foundations in the field of child development.
• Includes contributions from experts influenced by the work of Brazelton from a wide range of fields including pediatrics, psychology, nursing, early childhood education, occupational therapy, and public policy
• Provides an overview of the field of child development, from the explosion of infant research in the 1960s to contemporary studies
• Outlines the achievements and influence of T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world s foremost pediatricians, and his lasting influence in continuing research, practice, and public policy.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This classic collection will enrich every infant mental health professional’s understanding of the legacy of T. Berry Brazelton and his influence on the infant and family field.”  (Perspectives, Spring 2013)

"My concluding thoughts about this book are that Brazelton's genius has infiltrated so many areas influencing parenting, child rearing, neuroscience, etc. The authors of these chapters have honored Brazelton and shown how they and their research have benefitted from his life's work." (Education, Practice, and Research, 2011)

"Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty/professionals; general readers." (Choice , 1 April 2011)

"Although this book may be of more interest to those teaching at the university level, we thought we'd share it with everyone because of the varied nature of the content and the debt we owe to Dr. Brazelton for his pioneering work on behalf of children." (The Seca Reporter, summer 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405196000
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry M. Lester, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Pediatrics and founding Director of the Center for the Study of Children at Risk, Brown University Alpert Medical School and Women and Infants Hospital. His research has addressed processes of development in children at risk due to biological and social factors. His research has been continuously funded by the NIH for over 25 years. Dr. Lester was a member of the Council at the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse. He directs the Infant and Child Mental Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program at Brown University and is past President of the International Association for Infant Mental Health. He is the author of several hundred peer-reviewed publications and 16 books, including Why is My Baby Crying?

Joshua D. Sparrow, MD is Director of Special Initiatives at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Children’s Hospital, Boston, and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He has co-authored eight books with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, and revised with him the second edition of Touchpoints Birth to Three: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development. His work focuses on the social determinants of development and health, and culturally informed adaptations of interventions that catalyze community healing and self-strengthening processes.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

Preface Joshua D. Sparrow Barry M. Lester xxiv

Acknowledgments xxx

About T. Berry Brazelton xxxii

A Tribute to T. Berry Brazelton Geoffrey Canada xxxv

Part I A Scientific Revolution in Behavioral and Developmental Research 1

Section I Changing Paradigms 3

1 Transforming the Research Landscape Barry M. Lester 3

2 Aligning Systems of Care with the Relational Imperative of Development: Building Community through Collaborative Consultation Joshua D. Sparrow 15

Section II Advances in Understanding Fetal and Newborn Behavior 29

3 Before Infant Assessment: Fetal Neurobehavior Amy L. Salisbury 29

4 The Development of the NBAS: A Turning Point in Understanding the Newborn J. Kevin Nugent 42

5 Keys to Developing Early Parent-Child Relationships Kathryn E. Barnard 53

6 Prenatal Depression Effects on Neurobehavioral Dysregulation Tiffany Field 64

Section III Self-Regulatory and Relational Processes 73

7 A New Look at Parent-Infant Interaction: Infant Arousal Dynamics Daniel N. Stern 73

8 Infants and Mothers: Self- and Mutual Regulation and Meaning Making Ed Tronick 83

Section IV Regression and Reorganization in Relational Models of Development 95

9 Patterns of Instability and Change: Observations on Regression Periods in Typically Developing Infants Mikael Heimann 95

10 The Four Whys of Age-Linked Regression Periods in Infancy Frans X. Plooij 107

Section V Relational and Contextual Developmental Models 121

11 An Ethical Framework for Educating Children with Special Needs and All Children Stanley I. Greenspan 121

12 Protective Environments in Africa and Elsewhere Robert A. LeVine 132

Section VI Neuroscience Perspectives on Relational and Developmental Models 141

13 A Neurobiological Perspective on the Work of Berry Brazelton Allan N. Schore 141

14 Hidden Regulators Within the Mother-Infant Interaction Myron Hofer 154

15 Temperaments as Sets of Preparedness Jerome Kagan 164

Part II From Theory to Practice: Innovations in Clinical Intervention 175

Section I Preventive Interventions: Home Visitation 177

16 Touchpoints in a Nurse Home Visiting Program Kristie Brandt J. Michael Murphy 177

17 The Nurse-Family Partnership David L. Olds 192

Section II Early Interventions: The Care of Infants Born Preterm 205

18 Advances in the Understanding and Care of the Preterm Infant Heidelise Als 205

19 Fueling Development by Enhancing Infant-Caregiver Relationships: Transformation in the Developmental Therapies Rosemarie Bigsby 219

Section III Infant Mental Health and the Treatment of Early Trauma 231

20 Infant Mental Health Charles H. Zeanah Paula Doyle Zeanah 231

21 Ghosts and Angels in the Nursery: Conflict and Hope in Raising Babies Alicia F. Lieberman William W. Harris 242

22 Understanding and Helping Traumatized Infants and Families Joy D. Osofsky Howard J. Osofsky 254

23 Child Maltreatment: The Research Imperative and the Exportation of Results to Clinical Contexts Dante Cicchetti Sheree L. Toth 264

Part III Translational Science: Implications for Professional Development, Systems of Care, and Policy 275

Section I Changing Practice and Improving Care through Professional Development 277

24 Developing the Infant Mental Health Workforce: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strengths for Translating Research to Professional Development and Practice Libby Zimmerman 277

25 The Touchpoints Approach for Early Childhood Care and Education Providers Jayne Singer John Hornstein 288

26 Early Innovations in Behavioral/Developmental Pediatric Fellowship Training: A Fresh Approach to Medical Professional Development Constance H. Keefer 300

Section II Innovating Change in Service Delivery, Systems of Care, and Policy 309

27 The Birth of Child Life: Creating a Child-Friendly, Developmental Hospital Environment Myra D. Fox 309

28 Improving Healthcare Service Delivery Systems and Outcomes with Relationship-based Nursing Practices Ann C. Stadtler Julie C. Novak Joshua D. Sparrow 321

29 Translating the Science of Early Childhood Development into Policy and Practice Daniel Pedersen Jack P. Shonkoff 332

30 Placing Relationships at the Core of Early Care and Education Programs Francine Jacobs Mallary I. Swartz Jessica Dym Bartlett M. Ann Easterbrooks 341

Section III Changing Ways of Being 353

31 Respect and Healing Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot 353

Index 363

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