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‘Working Effectively with Fathers in the Perinatal Period’ - Friday 29th September 2017, Hallam Conference Centre, London Speakers confirmed: Professor Paul Ramchandani - 'The impact of fathers on children’s development: The underpinning science' Dr Hilary Kennedy and Kevin Ball - 'How video interaction guidance (VIG) works for fathers of young children'  Richard Fletcher - 'SMS4dads:...
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Rome, May 26-30 2018 'Nature <> Nurture'. WAIMH has published its Call for Papers and the submission of the 16th Congress is now open.  The very theme of the Congress, challenges for a 3rd millennium Infant Mental Health”, indicates that, while knowledge on the basic determinants of child development is increasingly accurate and sophisticated, each of us bears the responsibility to promote, protect and guarantee...
For anyone who works alongside volunteers in their service this research from Tameside will be interesting. It describes an enhanced training for Homestart volunteers to help equip them work with families where there were mental health difficulties. Long and short versions. A sensitive bit of work that the evaluation shows clearly benefited both the families and the volunteers.     ABSTRACT  A review of the...
A volunteer programme that gives support to vulnerable families demonstrated that a small investment in training and support can bring about enormous change 
Tameside along with many other boroughs around the country joined together to mark the UK’s second national Infant Mental Health Awareness Week from 12th-16th June 2017. They decided for the 2nd year running to have a stall on Ashton Market on June 12th to raise awareness. Staff from the Early Attachment Service (EAS), Home Start, and the Children's Centres came together to raise awareness in PIMH and meet families. 
Saturday 25th November 10.00—12.30 The Conference Hall, Ground Floor of the West Wing, St Pancras Hospital 4 St Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PE Open to all - The Aesthetics of the Negative and the Psychoanalytic Frame - Gregorio Kohon 
The Anna Freud Cantre funding available for Child Psychotherapists Parent-Infant Psychotherapy - Specialist Training  Date: 18-month training starting in January 2018 Tutors: Tessa Baradon, Michela Biseo and others  The training derives from the model developed at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in which psychoanalysis, attachment theory and research, and infant developmental...
This has just come in from KIPS and is a really useful and well put together resource for anyone needing economic evidence for the value of early intervention!
How to facilitate parent-infant groups to help nurture attunement, from late pregnancy to age two. Groups for parents, babies and toddlers, spanning the 1001 critical days from late pregnancy up to age two, are an effective way of supporting expectant and new parents by helping them to become more attuned, sensitive and empathic towards their child...... 
Early Years Entitlements: Operational Guidance - How local authorities (LAs) and early years settings should provide the entitlement for 2, 3- and 4-year-olds. Published 21 April 2017.  This publication provides operational guidance from the Department for Education. Local authorities must have regard to this guidance when discharging their duties to secure free early years provision.  The operational guidance also includes...
Employing a lifelong perspective with a focus on children and young people The MRC is dedicated to increasing our understanding of, and finding treatments for, mental illness at all stages of life. We support investigations into foetal programming (where events within the womb can lead to long-term effects in later life), the perinatal mental health of parents, childhood and adolescent development, and mental health and wellbeing throughout...