Thursday 23 March 2017
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Maternity & the Newborn Forum , The Brazelton Centre UK
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Forming and maintaining a functioning family unit can be stressful and challenging and the emotional health of each family member depends in large part on its success. In bringing together health, sociological, psychological and policy experts from the US and the UK, this meeting will provide a unique forum to consider theories and practice around how best to support parent-infant and child relationships and thereby lay the foundations for a flourishing family and society.
This meeting features contributions from leading experts in the field of parenting, such as Penelope Leach and Dr Vicky Leong. The keynote session “The Brazelton touchpoints approach to supporting the social-emotional health of young children and their Parents" will be given by Dr Jayne Singer, a Clinical Psychologist teaching the Touchpoints Model of child development and parenting. The training for this model is currently only available in the USA and Dr Singer will be sharing her expertise in the UK for the first time. The Touchpoints approach is a continuation of Dr Brazelton’s earlier work on understanding newborn communication and development. This approach is of great interest to current policy and practice development in the UK, as emphasis is placed on improving relationships and child outcomes.
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The meeting will be of most interest to practitioners, researchers and policy makers working with communities and families however all disciplines and grades are welcome to attend.
Submission deadline: Sunday 22 January 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 23 March 2017
Bursary: £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM
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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Prize presentation of The Wendy Savage travel bursary
Parenting in the UK today: Conflicts and capabilities
Professor Penelope Leach, Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care, Winchester University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues, Birkbeck, University of London
Mindfulness and parenting
Dr Maret Dymond, Clinical Psychologist, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) Teacher and Trainer, The Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
Tea and coffee break
The Brazelton touchpoints approach to supporting the social-emotional health of young children and their parents
Dr Jayne Singer, Clinical Psychologist, Touchpoints, Boston, MA
Mother-infant brain synchronicity : Implications for early learning
Dr Vicky Leong, Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Minding the baby
Professor Elizabeth Meins, Professor of Psychology, University of York
Tea and coffee break
It takes a village: Working with children, families and communities in 'a better start'
Chris Cuthbert, Director of Development, Big Lottery Fund
Putting research into practice: Panel discussion
Completion of evaluation forms
Close of meeting
To celebrate the Brazelton Centre UK 20th anniversary
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