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Methods of working during the first year

In this video Professor Jane Barlow examines methods of working in the postnatal period that promote the parent's relationship with their baby.

In this video we examine some of the different methods of working in the postnatal period that are explicitly aimed at promoting the parent’s relationship with the born baby or addressing problems that might interfere with the development of that relationship.

We start by examining ‘universal’ methods of working (i.e. those that are provided to all families) with the aim of promoting wellbeing, including media-based interventions such as websites and apps, and professionally delivered interventions such as promotional interviews. We then examine some of the ‘targeted’ methods of working in the postnatal period, including group-based programmes for parents experiencing problems such as postnatal depression or difficulties with attachment. We conclude by describing some of the ‘indicated’ methods of working to support mothers and babies who may be experiencing severe problems such as severe mental illnesses, domestic violence and substance dependency.

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Babies in Mind: Why the Parent's Mind Matters

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