This book considers the principal physical and psychological ideas and thoughts of what happens to parents from the moment they conceive. The discussion covers mothers who have become vulnerable due to "external" circumstances and provides different models to help overcome this process.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Thoughts in Search of a Thinker -- The emotional dialogue: womb to walking -- Sharing joyful friendship and imagination for meaning with infants, and their application in early intervention -- “Happy birthdeath to me”: surviving death wishes in early infancy -- Reaching the Vulnerable at Risk from “External” Circumstances -- Creating a safe space: psychotherapeutic support for refugee parents and babies -- Interventions with mothers and babies in prisons: collision of internal and external worlds -- Talking to, and being with, babies: the importance of relationship in the neonatal intensive care unit -- “Toward the baby”: first steps in supporting parents in early encounters with their infants. A reflection from Poland -- Adoption and fostering: facilitating healthy new attachments between infant and adoptive parent -- In a strange country without a map: special needs babies -- Vulnerable Groups Coming from “Internal” Fragile Circumstances -- Early recognition of autism -- The power of the relationship to awaken positive emotional potential -- Early paediatric intervention: to see or not to see, to be or not to be—with others -- Working in a National Health Service setting with toddlers at risk of autistic spectrum disorder -- Conclusion