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WAIMH 2018 Rome Conference under the sign of the ADBB

Last week the 16th International Conference on Baby Mental Health was held in Rome from 27 to 31 May 2018. The opportunity to update our knowledge of research using ADBB and to meet with trainers to share a good meal and lots of new ideas. A conference, some would say, under the sign of the…
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Evaluating the baby’s point of view in the nursery

The Distress Alarm BabyScale is a tool for detecting and evaluating chronic relational withdrawal. Initially designed as a screening tool, it can be used in long-term clinical settings in a dynamic assessment process to understand the baby’s experience of the relational environment. Dynamic assessment is a concept derived from psychology and especially from the field…
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Innovation in parenting clinics

The use of video as an intervention tool: The use of video as a parent/baby relationship intervention tool in parenting clinical practice is increasingly being adopted (Steele et al., 2014). Video-intervention or video feedback or videotherapy can be used in different types of settings (parental guidance, home visiting consultation, mother-baby psychotherapy, VAD). This involves making…
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Effect of oxytocin and Prader willi syndrome

The Alarm Distress Baby Scale can be used in clinics to detect distressed babies. It is also a good research tool to account for the effect of certain types of interventions or factors on the development of babies with organic and/or relational difficulties. Indeed, the relational withdrawal reaction is a major clinical indicator because it…
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