About this event

  • Date and time Wed 4 May 2022 from 8:30am to 5 May 2022 at 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Maternity and the Newborn Forum, Brazelton Centre UK

The Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) training course is designed for practitioners working with families and newborns wanting to learn about baby behaviour, and reading baby signals and cues. 

Research has shown this promotes positive interactions, increases parental confidence in caregiving, and practitioners’ knowledge and confidence.   

The NBO is recommended in the National Health Visiting Service Specification, 2014/15, NHS England, and the NBAS in the Healthy Child Programme, DH, 2009. 

CPD is issued by The Brazelton Centre UK, therefore consent to share your details is necessary.

For further information about the course, please follow this link www.brazelton.co.uk/courses/nbo. 

This course will:

  • Understand how newborn babies communicate  
  • Know about the different behavioural states of infants 
  • Understand infant's self-regulatory behaviours  
  • Know the signs of over-stimulation or boredom  
  • Supporting parents in an infant’s first few weeks  

**Please note participants will need to bring the following items to this course: 

A doll to work with such as the dolls used for infant massage 

The NBO book: ‘Understanding Newborn Behaviour & Early Relationships’. The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System Handbook - Authors: J. Kevin Nugent, Constance H. Keefer, Susan Minear, Lise C. Johnson, Yvette Blanchard ISBN: 9781557668837 Brookes Publishing Company, Baltimore.** 

This is a joint meeting with The Brazelton Centre UK

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Day 1 04 May 2022

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Introduction to the newborn behavioural observations
Tea and coffee break
Baby behavioural states - newborn behavioural observations step by step
The behavioural profile and AMOR
Tea and coffee break
Recording and reporting newborn behavioural observations
Practice administration of the newborn behavioural observations
Close of day one
Day 2 05 May 2022

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and review of day 1: Discussion, thoughts and questions
Newborn behavioural observations practice session role play
Tea and coffee break
Observe a complete newborn behavioural observations and record, then discuss observations
Vulnerable families and babies
Tea and coffee break
Implementing the newborn behavioural observations in practice and case studies
Certification process and summary
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 12:00am on 3 November 2021Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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