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 ADBB.
Indeed, several events were organized.
On Sunday, May 27, 2018, there were two events:
First the master class presented by Professor Antoine Guedeney himself whose video (artisanal I fear) you can see here.
It is always exciting to listen to him tell the story of how the scale was built. He also talked about research and the evolution of the tool for 15 years, its usefulness for early prevention.
The Master Class was followed by the big symposium entitled: ONGOING RESEARCHES WITH THE ADBB & THE M-ADBB
This was a presentation of the latest extensive research using the ADBB.
Rachel Costa presented THE PORTUGUESE STUDY ON GENETIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH INFANT MENTAL HEALTH
Dr. Sylvie Viaux-Savelon presented the results of research on THE USE OF OXYTOCIN TO IMPROVE FEEDING AND SOCIAL SKILLS IN INFANTS WITH PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME, USING THE ADBB AND CIB AS ASSESSMENT SCALE
C. Pérez Martinez presented the results of his Ph.D research (part of a larger study on babies with cleft lip and palate) entitled: SOCIAL WITHDRAWAL BEHAVIOR WITH INFANT WITH PALATE CLEFT, USING BOTH THE ADBB AND THE M ADBB.
Finally, Mr. Skovgaard Voever presented data from a study on the effect in prevention practices of the training of child care workers in the use of ADBB : TRAINING THE IMH NURSES IN THE COPENHAGEN STUDY
Tuesday May 29 was also a big ADBB day.
Early in the day, Professor Antoine Guedeney received from Professor Emeritus Robert Edme the René Spitz Award for his career and work in the field of baby mental health. Here’s the video.
Finally, in the afternoon was held the Poster Workshop presenting other recent significant research using the Alarm Distress Baby scale.
-ASSESSING SOCIAL WITHDRAWAL SIGNS USING ALARM DISTRESS BABY – ADBB – SCALE IN A SAMPLE OF 7-MONTH-OLD INFANTS IN MALAWI AND FINLAND – Ibrahim O. –
-EARLY DETECTION OF WITHDRAWAL IN THE FIRST LEVEL HEALTH AND INTERVENTION FOR REDUCING RISKS IN THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT: THE URUGUYAN EXPERIENCE THE ADBB SCALE – Bonifacino N. –
-THE USE OF THE ADBB FOR EARLY INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION WITHIN THE VIDEO FEEBACK PROTOCOL IN THE PUBLIC/PRIVATE PEDIATRIC SETTING: AN ITALIAN EXAMPLE – Facchini S –
-INFANTS IN DAY-CARE: SECURE ATTACHMENT, CHARACTER, CLINICAL WITHDRAWAL AND FREQUENCY OF ILLNESSES – Grasso F. –
-SOME CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT ADBB TRAINING COURSES IN ITALY – de Rosa E. –
Other less official events also took place:
A working meeting of ADBB trainers to present the brand new E-learning site and coordinate practices. The meal of the “ADBB Gang” where we could share a good meal (Italian!) and so many other things…