The Maternity and Newborn Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine are holding a two-day course on newborn behavioural observations training.
The course, which is being organised with the Brazelton Centre UK, will consist of learning baby observations to help support parents identify their own baby’s signals.
Newborn behaviour observations has been proven to promote positive interaction and increases parental confidence.
The course is being offered to practitioners who work with families and want to learn more about infant behaviour.
Newborn behaviour observations is recommended in the National Health Visiting Service Specification 2014/15, NHS England and the NBAS in the Healthy Child Programme, DH, 2009.
By the end of the two-day course, practitioners will have learnt how babies communicate, various behavioural states, self-regulatory behaviours, indicators of over-stimulation or boredom and how to support parents in the first few weeks after childbirth.
Participants of the course are required to bring dolls used for practising baby massage and the book ‘Understanding Newborn Behaviour & Early Relationships’ (The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System Handbook – Authors: J. Kevin Nugent, Constance H. Keefer, Susan Minear, Lise C. Johnson, Yvette Blanchard ISBN: 9781557668837 Brookes Publishing Company, Baltimore).
The course will be held on Thursday 4 May and Friday 5 May 2017 at the Royal Society of Medicine, London.
More information about the course and registration can be found here.
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