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    The Awakening and Growth of the Human Infant: A Telecourse Study Guide for Infant Mental Health Practitioners

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    This Study Guide is an accompaniment to The Awakening and Growth of the Human: Studies in Infant Mental Health , a series of 10 videotapes, produced and narrated by Mr. Michael Trout. The Infant Mental Health Telecourse materials consist of the Study Guide, the Trout Videotapes, and 30 highly recommended readings on infant mental health topics. An Instructor\u27s Guide is available.https://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/facbooks/1260/thumbnail.jp

    Social Workers Perception of Father Involvement and Infant Mental Health

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    This research project shows the perspective of six respondents on fathers and its impact on infant mental health. This research describes how in the Early Childhood setting and Infant Mental Health field how father involvement plays out. Infant Mental Health was defined by the respondents as an interdisciplinary field, involving many different disciplines, such as medical, education and mental health. Despite many of the respondents limited involvement with fathers in their programs and Infant Mental Health work, the research found that roles of fathers are changing and they are becoming more involved in their young children\u27s lives. Father involvement was shown to be a component of good mental health through this study. Finally, there are some interventions that the respondents have used that are father-friendly and that current research showed were good ways to target fathers and have father-friendly environments

    Social Workers Perception of Father Involvement and Infant Mental Health

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    This research project shows the perspective of six respondents on fathers and its impact on infant mental health. This research describes how in the Early Childhood setting and Infant Mental Health field how father involvement plays out. Infant Mental Health was defined by the respondents as an interdisciplinary field, involving many different disciplines, such as medical, education and mental health. Despite many of the respondents limited involvement with fathers in their programs and Infant Mental Health work, the research found that roles of fathers are changing and they are becoming more involved in their young children’s lives. Father involvement was shown to be a component of good mental health through this study. Finally, there are some interventions that the respondents have used that are father-friendly and that current research showed were good ways to target fathers and have father-friendly environments

    Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board. Delivery Plan 2019/20, August 2019

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    Integrating Complexity and Infant Mental Health for Comprehensive Community Change

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    Efforts emerging throughout the United States and at the federal scale suggest that there is a readiness for new perspectives on mental health and community change. Complexity and infant mental health have been developing as fresh orientations within the fields of systems theory and mental health, respectively. Through Sarasota Community Studio, residents of the Central-Cocoanut neighborhood in Florida are now combining the key principles of complexity and infant mental health and applying them to place-based efforts to develop a new model for transformative change and well-being. This paper highlights features of the current U.S. policy landscape that signal a readiness to address community transformation, identifies key principles of complexity and infant mental health that make these orientations especially relevant to transformation, presents Central-Cocoanut as a community case example of efforts to apply complexity and infant mental health, and begins to explore the implications of a new model for transformation that is emerging at the neighborhood scale

    Integrating Complexity and Infant Mental Health for Comprehensive Community Change

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    Efforts emerging throughout the United States and at the federal scale suggest that there is a readiness for new perspectives on mental health and community change. Complexity and infant mental health have been developing as fresh orientations within the fields of systems theory and mental health, respectively. Through Sarasota Community Studio, residents of the Central-Cocoanut neighborhood in Florida are now combining the key principles of complexity and infant mental health and applying them to place-based efforts to develop a new model for transformative change and well-being. This paper highlights features of the current U.S. policy landscape that signal a readiness to address community transformation, identifies key principles of complexity and infant mental health that make these orientations especially relevant to transformation, presents Central-Cocoanut as a community case example of efforts to apply complexity and infant mental health, and begins to explore the implications of a new model for transformation that is emerging at the neighborhood scale

    Measurement issues: measures of infant mental health

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    Background: Emotional and behavioural problems emerging in very young children can represent a challenge to the child and family and warrant early identification and appropriate support or intervention. Diagnostic systems are being developed that allow for specific difficulties to be identified and this review summarises them. The review describes the psychometric properties and potential for use in clinical practice of a range of instruments and methods that are available to identify infant mental health difficulties, and which may be suitable for use in primary care settings, including observations, questionnaires and checklists. Conclusions: While debate continues about whether infant mental health problems can or should be identified, the use of standardised tools may help clinicians to compare observations of infants so that those emerging as atypical can receive additional attention, reflecting a more targeted approach to primary care services (DH 2009; DH 2010)

    Perinatal and infant mental health and wellbeing

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    This chapter considers factors influencing parental and infant mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. Perinatal depression and anxiety is a significant health problem affecting not only mothers but also their infants, other children, partners, extended families and communities generally. The significance of infant attachment in the perinatal period (from conception to the end of the first year after the baby is born) and the importance of culture and ways of working with families in this sensitive life stage are described. Perinatal mental health is about the emotional wellbeing of pregnant women and their infants, partners and families during this time. This chapter discusses the risk and protective factors that impact on parental mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. It refers to processes of assessment and the issues related to culturally appropriate prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of perinatal depression and anxiety; and its potential impact on the infant, other children, parents, family and community. The key policies that impact on perinatal mental health and relevant preventative programs are briefly described

    A case study of the contributions of public health nurses to infant mental health promotion in Newfoundland and Labrador

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    Promoting infant mental health or supporting the baby’s healthy social and emotional development during the first year of life is critical for a child’s healthy development and future mental health well-being. This knowledge has been slow to be integrated into the education of public health nurses, who provide key maternal-child services in Newfoundland and Labrador. This single instrumental case study explored public health nurses’ education about infant mental health (IMH), and their work experiences in dealing with young families, in order to identify ways to better promote infant mental health. Data collected through key document review and semi-structured interviews with key informants and public health nurses indicate that public health nurses provide numerous maternal-child services. However, they have many other roles that limit their time and ability to promote maternal-infant mental health, as mothers and babies wellbeing are very much interconnected. Most nurses stated feeling under-prepared to effectively promote maternal-infant mental health when they first started in public health and reported having varying levels of education in this field. Furthermore, they declared mostly relying on experiential knowledge to supplement their education. Time, resource, and geographical barriers may impede nurses’ access to education about infant mental health and its promotion. Effectively educating public health nurses about infant mental health promotion and addressing institutional barriers such as time, supportive infrastructure, and expanding scope of practice will aid in promoting lifelong mental wellness for these populations

    Mental health and developmental disorders in infancy and early childhood. The PDM-2

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    We provide a general introduction to the theoretical and empirical sources informing the development of the Infancy and Early Childhood Section (IEC) of the second edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2). We offer a brief exploration of the evolution of developmental psychoanalysis and its applications to infant mental health, along with an example of applying the IEC framework to clinical and developmental data from a longitudinal study based on developmental and psychodynamic principles. This article illustrates the evolution of theory in the context of interdisciplinary integration and explores its implications for diagnosis and clinical formulatio
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