Enhancing parental qualities, and providing support 

  • What’s needed:

  • Provide funding to increase the accessibility of programs that help parents with responsiveness and sensitive limit setting 

  • Integrate credentialing to insure quality services are provided

 

from Zero to Three:

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

 

From The Center on the Developing Child- Harvard University: 

Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

 

Articles:

Mentalizing Makes Parenting Work: A Review about Parental Reflective Functioning and Clinical Interventions to Improve It

 

Parental Reflective Functioning: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications

 

Parental Reflective Functioning: An approach to enhancing parent-child relationships in pediatric primary care

 

The Multiple Determinants of Maternal Parenting Stress 12 Months After Birth: The Contribution of Antenatal Attachment Style, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Infant Temperament