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

  • ID: 2246134
  • Book
  • October 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 412 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.

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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

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Barry M. Lester
Joshua D. Sparrow
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