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Old CollegeUnderstanding the baby and supporting parents using the NBO and the NBAS: International perspectives

Playfair Library, Old College, The University of Edinburgh June 13th WAIMH Precongress "Brazelton Day"

(Chair for the morning sessions: Maggie Redshaw (UK)

8:00 AM Sign In
8:15-8:30 AM Welcome
Jane Barlow, President AIMH (UK) and Joanna Hawthorne (Brazelton Centre, UK)
8:30-9:00 Today's theme: Keeping the baby in focus - the NBAS and NBO in infant mental health
J. Kevin Nugent, Joanna Hawthorne, Betty Hutchon
9:00-9:30 Keynote address: Looking back at Berry Brazelton's contribution to the practice of infant mental health
Colwyn Trevarthen (Scotland)
9:30-9:50 Using the NBO to support the infant-parent relationship with very sick babies
Campbell Paul (Australia)
9:50-10:10 Supporting early relationships - the Norwegian model
Kari Slinning (Norway)
10:10-10:30 From imitation to conversation
Emese Nagy (Scotland)
10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea break
11:00-11:20 Understanding preterm infant behavior
Heidelise Als (USA)
11:20-11:40 The Touchpoints Approach
Joshua Sparrow (USA)
11:40-12:00 The research challenge and clinical practice
Beth McManus (USA)
12:00-12:20 PM The birth of love
Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern (Switzerland)
12:20-12:40 Translating concepts from neurobiology into interventions with infants and families
Kristie Brandt (USA)
12:40-1:00 Looking towards the future: Pointers from perinatal neuroscience
Topun Austin (UK)
1:00-2:00 Lunch
(Chair for the afternoon sessions: Lise Johnson, USA)

Guided Walk-Through NBO and NBAS Poster Session (As of May 2, 2014)
Exposure to antenatal depression: Neonatal behavioural dysregulation and their hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis (UK)
Susan Pawlby, King's College, London, UK

Effectiveness of the NBO as a nursing intervention with Japanese parents experiencing breastfeeding difficulties (Japan)
Eiko Kashiwabara, Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing, Tokyo, Japan

Challenges in the neurobehavioral assessment of the newborn infant (Portugal) Miguel Barbosa, Univ of Lisboa, Portugal

The process of observation and positive affirmation using the Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) system facilitated a 3 month old to become more engaged with her mother (UK).
Maggie Harris, IMH, North London

Using the NBO with infants treated for congenital heart defects (USA) Jayne Singer, Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Introducing courses for practitioners in the Neonatal Behavioural Observations (NBO) to the UK: Process and outcomes (UK).
Joanna Hawthorne, Brazelton Centre in Great Britain, and Betty Hutchon, Royal Free Hospital, London and Brazelton Centre in Great Britain

Reliability and validity of the Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) system to identify newborn neurobehaviors. (USA)
Beth McManus¹, ², Dawn Magnusson³, J. Kevin Nugent²
¹University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA, ²Brazelton Institute, Boston, MA, USA, ³University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Evaluating the Neonatal Behavioural Observations system (NBO) in the United Kingdom and abroad for efficacy and effectiveness as a child survival strategy (UK).
Christine Bartram, University of Warwick.

The effects of the NBO on physical and neurological development of High- Risk infants in China
Hui Li¹,²Qian Su¹, Weimin Liu¹,Huifang Zhang², Junan Zeng³, Asha Rai¹, Zhongling Zhu⁴
¹Division of Neonatology, First Affiliated Hospital, Medical school, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, ²Division of Neonatology, Xi'an Children's Hospital Affiliated Medical School, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, ³Division of Neonatology, Women and Children Hospital in shaanxi province, China, College of Life Science, Northwest University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Introducing the Newborn Behavioural Observation into a Maternity Hospital: the Power of Babies Meeting Their Mothers and Fathers (Australia)
Campbell Paul¹,², Susan Nicolson¹, Naomi Thomas¹, Megan Chapman¹, Frances Salo¹ ,³, Fiona Judd¹,³
¹The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, ²The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, ³The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Exploring individual differences with the NBAS (UK)
Melanie Gunning,
Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research, Queen Margaret University, Scotland

The effects of an Infant-focused family-centered hospital and home visiting Intervention on reducing symptoms of postpartum maternal depression (USA).
Jessica Dym Bartlett¹, J. Kevin Nugent²
¹Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston Children's Hospital, USA. ²Brazelton Institute, Boston Children's Hospital, USA.

The Baby as a person not a patient: Using the NBO in pediatric primary care (Spain)
Maria Jose Alvarez Gomes, Pamplona, Spain.

The effects of the Neonatal Behavioral Observation (NBO) on parent perception and enhancement of the infant relationship (UK)
Emily Savage-McGlynn¹,², Joanna Hawthorne²
¹National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, ²The Brazelton Centre in Great Britain, Cambridge, UK

Using the Newborn Behavior Observation (NBO) in an urban Early Intervention Program with at-risk infants. (USA)
Aditi Subramaniam and Gaylen Plant,
Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Using a single-case approach to inform effectiveness-studies of NBO for parents of prematurely born infants within the NICU-environment (Norway)
Kare S. Olafsen¹,², Kari Slinning², Simon-Peter Neumer², Sturla Fossum¹
¹Oestfold Hospital Trust; Aasebraaten Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic, Fredrikstad, Norway, ²National Network for Infant Mental Health, The Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway (RBUP), Oslo, Norway, ³The Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare - North, Tromsø, Norway

Touchpoints and Family-Centered Care (USA)
Ann Stadtler, Touchpoints, Boston Children's Hospital, USA

Supporting parents on the neonatal unit on discharge using the NBAS (UK) Rita Al-Minyawi, Rosie Hospital NICU, Cambridge, England and Joanna Hawthorne, Brazelton Centre in Great Britain Babies surviving domestic abuse: observing neurodevelopmental (using the NBAS) and attachment pathways from foetus to infant (UK). Angela Lisa McLaughlin, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Fathers and Infants: A different dyad (USA)
Nicholas Kasovac, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

NBO training increases confidence in practitioners' recognition of newborns' cues (UK)
Sarah Foley¹, Joanna Hawthorne²
¹Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, ²The Brazelton Centre in Great Britai

The relationship between newborn state regulation and temperament at four months (USA)
J. Kevin Nugent¹, Nancy Snidman², Jerome Kagan³.
¹Boston Children's Hospital, ²UMASS Boston, USA, ³Harvard University USA.

The Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale as an intervention for enhancing caregiver responsiveness, involvement, confidence, and satisfaction: A Systematic Review of Studies Published between 1973 and 2013 (UK).
Christine Bartram
, University of Warwick.

Evaluation of the clinical use of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) (Switzerland).
Sandra Richard, CHUV, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland

The Brazelton Way: Embedding the Brazelton in Parent Infant Mental Health Services' (UK)
Maureen Lancaster
and Alison Goodall, Early Attachment Service, Tameside, Manchester, UK

Meeting Your Baby: A typology of how first-time mothers look at their newborns (Aus).
Patricia O'Rourke, Women's & Children's Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia

Promoting the parent-infant relationship: Using NBO in the neonatal unit to improve infant communication and parent understanding (UK).
Emily Hills
, Royal Free Hospital, London and Deanna Gibbs, Barts Hospital, London

An intervention based on the NBAS positively affects preterm children (Norway).
Jorunn Tunby & Inger Pauline Landsem, The Artic University of Norway.

3:00-4:00 Round-Table Discussion
  1. The Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS)
  2. The Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) system
  3. Touchpoints & Family Connections (Ann Stadtler, Joshua Sparrow, Claudia Quigg)
  4. Touchpoints & Family Connections
  5. Working with preterm and at-risk infants
  6. Training and Mentoring
  7. Research with the NBO and NBAS
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-6:00 Forum: Looking towards the Future

(Moderators: J. Kevin Nugent and Joanna Hawthorne)

Eileen Hayes (UK), Hui Li (China), Beth McManus (US), Campbell Paul (Aus), Susan Pawlby (UK), Maggie Redshaw (UK), Kari Slinning (Nor), Colwyn Trevarthen (UK), Debbie Weatherston (USA)


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