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Why learn to assess relational withdrawal?

Withdrawal is a major component of the baby’s response to the altered relationship that occurs during the still-face experience or clinically during maternal depression.

Withdrawal behaviour is also one of the most stable during development, despite the major changes that occur in the first three years of life.

Early relational withdrawal behaviour is therefore an important warning signal.

The baby’s defensive repertoire is indeed initially quite limited, and focuses mainly on protest and withdrawal.

Withdrawal is more difficult to detect than protest, and yet it occurs in many situations of early psychopathology, in an overt or incidental way, whether it is a condition caused initially by a relational disorder, or by an organic disorder, as in intense and long-lasting pain.

The child’s prolonged withdrawal response is an essential part of the clinic for most of the major diagnostic clusters in early childhood: depression, pervasive developmental disorders, attachment disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, sensory disturbances.

The withdrawal response is therefore an essential warning element to which health or childhood professionals must pay particular attention during the routine examination of the baby.

What is ADBB?

The ADBB is an 8-item scale for assessing relational withdrawal in babies between 0 and 24 months of age. It is an observation aid grid validated by research.

The ADBB was developed by Pr. A. Guedeney (child psychiatrist, Hôpital Bichat Claude Bernard, AP/HP Paris). The Baby Distress Alarm Scale (ADBB) is an observation aid for child professionals (pediatricians, child psychiatrists, psychologists, childcare workers, educators etc…). It is used in clinics (screening), for the evaluation of interventions, for research.

This training is intended for :

child psychiatrists
special educators
child and family psychotherapists
childcare workers

How does the online training take place?

The promotion starts with an introductory and technical tutorial virtual class on ( date to come )

You will receive by email a link to connect to the class that you can also find on the platform.

You will also be invited to join us on the Slack© Platform within the learning community where all our exchanges will take place.

Then every two weeks you will have a challenge to complete. It is about learning content to be studied and baby video to be evaluated.

You will never be alone for this work since you will have access to the community of practice where you will find your group and where a community manager in connection with the expert will answer your questions and help you. The challenge each time will be to perform the following tasks in a group

  • Observe children according to ADBB items
  • Make a rating using the scale
  • Making clinical hypotheses
  • Submit your community analysis before the virtual class where you will receive feedback from the trainer who will also answer all your questions.
  • Each video will take about half an hour, observation and submission on the platform. There will be approximately 36 videos to view.

You are also expected to make two observation videos that will be submitted for rating to the community of practice. We will guide you through the consent process and technical details.

The progression of the videos is designed so that you can, little by little, build a reliable representation of what relational withdrawal is like in a baby.

The virtual classes will last two hours on Monday evenings from 8 to 10 pm. They allow :

  • To ask your questions live
  • To have your videos evaluated
  • To ask for more in-depth information on a particular video
  • Discuss with the practitioner and other learners
  • To think about the integration of ADBB in your clinical practice

We want you to never feel alone or isolated in your learning throughout the training, to ensure that it is integrated into your clinical practice and that you feel confident in using the ADBB. To achieve this goal, the training is designed around an important accompaniment of all learners. Thus, while benefiting from the flexibility of distance learning, you also benefit from intensive support in your learning through :

The community of learners
With the help of the community manager and your peers
live virtual classes with the expert trainer for two hours every two weeks.

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