Brazelton 20th Anniversary Conference

Over 105 expectant delegates gathered together yesterday in Cambridge for the Celebratory Conference marking 20 years of Brazelton Centre UK. We were honoured to hear from Keynote Speaker, Professor Kevin Nugent and guest speakers Prof Dieter Wolke and Prof Colwyn Trevarthen as well as 8 further notable and praiseworthy professionals.  It was remarkable and uplifting to hear the wonderful impact the NBAS and NBO have had over the past two decades in such a diverse range of settings.


Giving Women, Babies and Parents the Best Start

Professor Lesley Page, CBE – Patron, Brazelton Centre UK; Visiting Professor of Midwifery KCL; Past President, RCM




Twenty years with the Brazelton Centre UK

Dr. Joanna Hawthorne – Director, Co-Founder and Trainer, Brazelton Centre UK and Dr. Betty Hutchon - Co-Founder and Trainer, Brazelton Centre UK




Babies in Mind: promoting parent-infant mental health in Tameside

Catherine Mee - Clinical Pathway Lead, Tameside and Glossop 




Keynote address: Giving the baby a voice - rethinking our approach to working with infants and families

Professor J. Kevin Nugent - Director, Brazelton Institute, Boston




Investigating prenatal origins and postnatal consequences of infant irritability using NBAS: Findings from the Wirral Child Health and Development Study

Dr. Helen Sharp - Reader in Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool




NBAS: one of many essential building blocks used in our BRIGHT project in The Gambia

Dr. Sarah Lloyd-Fox - Research Fellow, Birkbeck, University of London: BRIGHT project




Guest speaker:  Early crying and sleeping problems of infants and their consequences

Professor Dieter Wolke – Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Warwick




Becoming Human - brain development and babies born too soon

Professor Topun Austin - Consultant Neonatologist, Rosie Hospital, Cambridge; Patron, Brazelton Centre UK




Emeritus Speaker: What newborn babies have taught us about human nature, with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton as guide

Professor Colwyn Trevarthen - Emeritus Professor of Child Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Edinburgh




As well as soaking up inspiring talks, delegates engaged in Q&A, participated in workshop sessions, browsed round the poster exhibition, purchased at the large book stall and indulged in first class food!



Thank you to everyone for making it such a memorable and joyful celebration. We hope the new knowledge gained, refreshed enthusiasm and networking carry on well into the future and continue to make a difference to families.


Cheers!




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