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

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

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Edited by Barry M. Lester, Edited by Joshua D. Sparrow

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 412 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 18mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118344650
  • ISBN 13: 9781118344651
  • Sales rank: 1,698,348

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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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Barry M. Lester , Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Professor of Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Lester founded and serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Children at Risk at Brown Alpert Medical School and Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Lester has been a member of NIH study sections and of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse at NIDA. He is past president of the International Association for Infant Mental Health and the author of more than 200 scientific publications and 16 books. Child psychiatrist Joshua D. Sparrow , M.D., is Director of Special Initiatives at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He is co-author with T. B. Brazelton of nine books and a weekly New York Times syndicate column.

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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)

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T. Berry Brazelton is one of the world's foremost pediatricians, whose groundbreaking research has transformed the way we understand infants, children, and families. However, Brazelton's legacy has reached well beyond his own domain. Building on the foundations he laid, experts from a wide range of fields including pediatrics, psychology, nursing, early childhood education, occupational therapy, and public policy, here share their own pioneering work. The volume provides an overview of child development, outlining advancements in the field from the explosion of infant research in the 1960s to contemporary studies into the molecular basis for behavior. Furthermore, it demonstrates the extraordinary impact that this accumulated research has had on practice, policy, and society at large."Nurturing Children and Families" is a significant contribution to our understanding of children and families in the twenty-first century and will be welcomed by students, researchers, clinicians, and policymakers who wish to further build on Brazelton's work.

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors ix Preface xxiv Joshua D. Sparrow and Barry M. Lester Acknowledgments xxx About T. Berry Brazelton xxxii A Tribute to T. Berry Brazelton xxxv Geoffrey Canada Part I A Scientific Revolution in Behavioral and Developmental Research 1 Section I Changing Paradigms 3 1 Transforming the Research Landscape 3 Barry M. Lester 2 Aligning Systems of Care with the Relational Imperative of Development: Building Community through Collaborative Consultation 15 Joshua D. Sparrow Section II Advances in Understanding Fetal and Newborn Behavior 29 3 Before Infant Assessment: Fetal Neurobehavior 29 Amy L. Salisbury 4 The Development of the NBAS: A Turning Point in Understanding the Newborn 42 J. Kevin Nugent 5 Keys to Developing Early Parent--Child Relationships 53 Kathryn E. Barnard 6 Prenatal Depression Effects on Neurobehavioral Dysregulation 64 Tiffany Field Section III Self-Regulatory and Relational Processes 73 7 A New Look at Parent--Infant Interaction: Infant Arousal Dynamics 73 Daniel N. Stern 8 Infants and Mothers: Self- and Mutual Regulation and Meaning Making 83 Ed Tronick 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 95 Mikael Heimann 10 The Four Whys of Age-Linked Regression Periods in Infancy 107 Frans X. Plooij Section V Relational and Contextual Developmental Models 121 11 An Ethical Framework for Educating Children with Special Needs and All Children 121 Stanley I. Greenspan 12 Protective Environments in Africa and Elsewhere 132 Robert A. LeVine Section VI Neuroscience Perspectives on Relational and Developmental Models 141 13 A Neurobiological Perspective on the Work of Berry Brazelton 141 Allan N. Schore 14 Hidden Regulators Within the Mother--Infant Interaction 154 Myron Hofer 15 Temperaments as Sets of Preparedness 164 Jerome Kagan 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 177 Kristie Brandt and J. Michael Murphy 17 The Nurse--Family Partnership 192 David L. Olds Section II Early Interventions: The Care of Infants Born Preterm 205 18 Advances in the Understanding and Care of the Preterm Infant 205 Heidelise Als 19 Fueling Development by Enhancing Infant--Caregiver Relationships: Transformation in the Developmental Therapies 219 Rosemarie Bigsby Section III Infant Mental Health and the Treatment of Early Trauma 231 20 Infant Mental Health 231 Charles H. Zeanah and Paula Doyle Zeanah 21 Ghosts and Angels in the Nursery: Conflict and Hope in Raising Babies 242 Alicia F. Lieberman and William W. Harris 22 Understanding and Helping Traumatized Infants and Families 254 Joy D. Osofsky and Howard J. Osofsky 23 Child Maltreatment: The Research Imperative and the Exportation of Results to Clinical Contexts 264 Dante Cicchetti and Sheree L. Toth 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 277 Libby Zimmerman 25 The Touchpoints Approach for Early Childhood Care and Education Providers 288 Jayne Singer and John Hornstein 26 Early Innovations in Behavioral/Developmental Pediatric Fellowship Training: A Fresh Approach to Medical Professional Development 300 Constance H. Keefer 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 309 Myra D. Fox 28 Improving Healthcare Service Delivery Systems and Outcomes with Relationship-based Nursing Practices 321 Ann C. Stadtler, Julie C. Novak, and Joshua D. Sparrow 29 Translating the Science of Early Childhood Development into Policy and Practice 332 Daniel Pedersen and Jack P. Shonkoff 30 Placing Relationships at the Core of Early Care and Education Programs 341 Francine Jacobs, Mallary I. Swartz, Jessica Dym Bartlett, and M. Ann Easterbrooks Section III Changing Ways of Being 353 31 Respect and Healing 353 Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Index 363