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Keeping The Baby In Mind: Infant Mental Health in Practice [Paperback]

Jane Barlow , P.O. Svanberg
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24 Feb 2009 0415442982 978-0415442985 1

Keeping the Baby in Mind builds on the expanding evidence pointing to the crucial importance of parents in facilitating their baby’s development, and brings together expert contributors to examine a range of innovative psychological and psychotherapeutic interventions that are currently being used to support parents and their infants. It not only provides an overview of the many projects that are now available but also makes recommendations for future practice and the way in which children’s services are organised.

The book brings together interventions and ways of working that can be used both universally to support parents during the transition to parenthood, and with high-risk groups of parents where for example there may be child protection concerns or parents experience severe mental health problems. Each chapter describes the evidence supporting the need for such interventions and the approach being developed, and concludes with a description of its evaluation.

Keeping the Baby in Mind marks a new and exciting phase in the development of interventions to support infant mental health and will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines from primary and community care to early years and Children’s Centre settings.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (24 Feb 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415442982
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415442985
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 298,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This well researched book will be of interest to many involved with infant mental health. Those engaged in direct work with families, academics concerned with infant development or social provision and those organising or making policy about the provision of services for Under 5s will find much to inspire them in these accessibly written chapters." - Dr. Janine Sternberg, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, UK

"There has been in the UK a lack of a clear, conceptual framework concerning the processes involved in helping families, particularly during the transition to parenthood and the first few years of life. This coherently edited book adds to the development of such a framework, as well as providing stimulating examples of how it can be realised in practise."Dilys Daws, From the Foreword

About the Author

Jane Barlow is Professor of Public Health in the Early Years at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick.

P.O. Svanberg, OBE is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and was previously Project lead for the Sunderland Infant Programme.  He is currently working in the FNP and CHPP Implementation, Department of Health.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 23 Jan 2013
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Easy to read and follow book about infant mental health. Useful for health visitors,health vising students and anyone else involved in infant mental health
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4.0 out of 5 stars Value of babies parents 1 Jan 2011
Keeping Baby in Mind is writen with educated insight and thought with a depth of none detached human insight. My own experience as a mother unjusty separated from her first child through very ill-thought intervention compounds much of what is said here about the value of parents to their children. I would also like to add that the value of children to their parents cannot be underestimated. Each of us as individuals needs the continued well being factor of the family unit, even when conflicts ocure within it. Not one of us came into this life on their own but, a sad factor that needs to be addressed is why many babies are unduly snatched away from the warmth of their mothers love on claims of 'emotional risk' when, this book makes clear, the greatest emotional risk ocures due such radical intervention. Fathers too are severely injured when their offspring are ripped away and attention needs to be paid to this. Families are important. This book explores issues that need to be acknowledged in a society that is already presenting far too many dangers to human stability.
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