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Surviving the Early Years : The Importance of Early Intervention with Babies at Risk / edited by Stella Acquarone.

Contributor(s): Acquarone, Stella [editor.].
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2018Edition: First edition.Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 290 pages).ISBN: 978-1782202783; 9780429480584.Subject(s): Child development | Children with disabilities -- Services for | Early childhood educationAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 362.4083 Online resources: Available via Taylor & Francis ebooks - Free to download and keep! Shibboleth login required.
Contents:
part, I Thoughts in Search of a Thinker / Stella Acquarone -- chapter One The emotional dialogue: womb to walking / Joan Raphael-Leff -- chapter Two Sharing joyful friendship and imagination for meaning with infants, and their application in early intervention / Colwyn Trevarthen -- chapter Three “Happy birthdeath to me”: surviving death wishes in early infancy / Brett Kahr -- part, II Reaching the Vulnerable at Risk from “External” Circumstances / Stella Acquarone -- chapter Four Creating a safe space: psychotherapeutic support for refugee parents and babies / Zack Eleftheriadou -- chapter Five Interventions with mothers and babies in prisons: collision of internal and external worlds / Pamela Windham Stewart -- chapter Six Talking to, and being with, babies: the importance of relationship in the neonatal intensive care unit* / Lucie Zwimpfer -- chapter Seven “Toward the baby”: first steps in supporting parents in early encounters with their infants. A reflection from Poland / Magdalena Stawicka Magdalena Polaszewska-Nicke -- chapter Eight Adoption and fostering: facilitating healthy new attachments between infant and adoptive parent / Maeja Raicar Colette Salkeld Franca Brenninkmeyer -- chapter Nine In a strange country without a map: special needs babies / Julie Kitchener -- part, III Vulnerable Groups Coming from “Internal” Fragile Circumstances / Stella Acquarone -- chapter Ten Early recognition of autism / Daphne Keen -- chapter Eleven The power of the relationship to awaken positive emotional potential / Stella Acquarone -- chapter Twelve Early paediatric intervention: to see or not to see, to be or not to be—with others / Jo Winsland -- chapter Thirteen Working in a National Health Service setting with toddlers at risk of autistic spectrum disorder / Maria Rhode.
Summary: "This book is about the hope underlying the ability to survive the early years. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is both metaphor and framework of the despair and hopelessness that some babies and parents experience in their efforts to hold on and go through difficult circumstances. Their early experiences are not voyages "into a sunny and cheerful sea": some are years-long voyages into horror and weariness - babies born into difficult families, into countries in difficulties or into difficult circumstances.Some babies born into difficulties are pretty much alone because their mothers might be too ill to look after them, and nurses are too busy to fulfil the maternal function other than changing and feeding them. They may have been born in war zones, or in prisons, or have been in intensive neonatal premature units. Unlike mothers who recall the early years with their babies as a dance of understanding and development, other carers don't recall hearing the music at all. They slog through the early years with only hope as a compass. Like the Ancient Mariner looking for a sail on the horizon, theirs is a poignant search of the horizons for hope in any form.Different professionals, each expert in their field, address the different difficulties. They show us the connections between traumatic experiences and traumatic consequences of survival, the implications in both the families and in the professionals who, in constant contact and working together, deal with the containment and transformations of those events. This book brings us face-to-face with the wonderful capacities of the newborn and the great potential for parents (both mother and father) and child to continue growing together in a society that cares for them."--Provided by publisher.
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part, I Thoughts in Search of a Thinker / Stella Acquarone -- chapter One The emotional dialogue: womb to walking / Joan Raphael-Leff -- chapter Two Sharing joyful friendship and imagination for meaning with infants, and their application in early intervention / Colwyn Trevarthen -- chapter Three “Happy birthdeath to me”: surviving death wishes in early infancy / Brett Kahr -- part, II Reaching the Vulnerable at Risk from “External” Circumstances / Stella Acquarone -- chapter Four Creating a safe space: psychotherapeutic support for refugee parents and babies / Zack Eleftheriadou -- chapter Five Interventions with mothers and babies in prisons: collision of internal and external worlds / Pamela Windham Stewart -- chapter Six Talking to, and being with, babies: the importance of relationship in the neonatal intensive care unit* / Lucie Zwimpfer -- chapter Seven “Toward the baby”: first steps in supporting parents in early encounters with their infants. A reflection from Poland / Magdalena Stawicka Magdalena Polaszewska-Nicke -- chapter Eight Adoption and fostering: facilitating healthy new attachments between infant and adoptive parent / Maeja Raicar Colette Salkeld Franca Brenninkmeyer -- chapter Nine In a strange country without a map: special needs babies / Julie Kitchener -- part, III Vulnerable Groups Coming from “Internal” Fragile Circumstances / Stella Acquarone -- chapter Ten Early recognition of autism / Daphne Keen -- chapter Eleven The power of the relationship to awaken positive emotional potential / Stella Acquarone -- chapter Twelve Early paediatric intervention: to see or not to see, to be or not to be—with others / Jo Winsland -- chapter Thirteen Working in a National Health Service setting with toddlers at risk of autistic spectrum disorder / Maria Rhode.

"This book is about the hope underlying the ability to survive the early years. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is both metaphor and framework of the despair and hopelessness that some babies and parents experience in their efforts to hold on and go through difficult circumstances. Their early experiences are not voyages "into a sunny and cheerful sea": some are years-long voyages into horror and weariness - babies born into difficult families, into countries in difficulties or into difficult circumstances.Some babies born into difficulties are pretty much alone because their mothers might be too ill to look after them, and nurses are too busy to fulfil the maternal function other than changing and feeding them. They may have been born in war zones, or in prisons, or have been in intensive neonatal premature units. Unlike mothers who recall the early years with their babies as a dance of understanding and development, other carers don't recall hearing the music at all. They slog through the early years with only hope as a compass. Like the Ancient Mariner looking for a sail on the horizon, theirs is a poignant search of the horizons for hope in any form.Different professionals, each expert in their field, address the different difficulties. They show us the connections between traumatic experiences and traumatic consequences of survival, the implications in both the families and in the professionals who, in constant contact and working together, deal with the containment and transformations of those events. This book brings us face-to-face with the wonderful capacities of the newborn and the great potential for parents (both mother and father) and child to continue growing together in a society that cares for them."--Provided by publisher.

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