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The International Journal of Birth and Parent Education is a quarterly publication focusing on policy, research and best practice in parent support and education from pregnancy to two.


We know that pregnancy and the first years of parenting are ‘a teachable moment’ when mothers and fathers are exceptionally open to making changes in their lives.
As a reader of the IJBPE, you are someone who wants to make a difference to children’s lives by using your knowledge and skills to educate and support mothers and fathers as they make the transition to parenthood.


Inside the IJBPE, you will find:

• What leading academics across the world are saying about parent education in the very early years
• How health and social care practitioners are translating new knowledge into best practice
• What the policy makers are saying about systems to support and educate new parents and those working with them

The IJBPE is essentially a Journal for professionals who are out there in the community, or who are planning a career working with mothers and fathers in the earliest years of their children’s lives. At the end of each year, the Journal’s 4 issues will have updated you on the latest thinking and the very best practice in parent education and support. You will be inspired to continue to support new mothers and fathers to the best of your ability, in the knowledge that it is parents who shape their children’s futures.

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They illustrate some of the topics that the Journal covers and the way in which it covers them. We hope you find them interesting, informative and accessible.

Taking valproate during pregnancy is a serious risk: An update on practice implications

Taking valproate during pregnancy is a serious risk: An update on practice implications

The risks of inadequate warnings about damage done by valproate exposure in utero have become a focus of national and international attention by policymakers (Hunt, 2018; European Medicines Agency [EMA], 2017).

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How volunteers can work with parents to improve early childhood outcomes: A review of the evidence

How volunteers can work with parents to improve early childhood outcomes: A review of the evidence

A 2015 review carried out in the UK explored whether and how volunteering and peer support can contribute to improving key child development outcomes...

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Preparing women for home birth

Preparing women for home birth

This article outlines some of the issues involved for women and their partners in deciding whether or not to plan a homebirth.

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 What's in the  Spring Issue - Volume 5 Issue 4
Focus on Vulnerable Families

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EDITORIAL

Every family’s and every child’s journey is different
Mary Nolan, Editor-in-Chief

GUEST Editorial
From the war zone to the home front: Risk and resilience in military families
Gabriela Misca, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Worcester, UK

GUEST Editorial
Policing parenting: Psychological challenges for officers and their families
Sarah-Jane Lennie, PhD Candidate, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; Police Officer


Articles

Parenting on the homefront through military cycles of deploymentParenting on the homefront through military cycles of deployment
Tessa M. Kritikos, PhD Candidate, Boston University, USA
Ellen R. DeVoe, Professor, Director of Doctoral Program in Social Work, Boston University, USA

A review of coping strategies, parenting programmes and psychological therapies available to military parents with children under 5
Mary Nolan, Professor of Perinatal Education, University of Worcester, UK
Gabriela Misca, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Worcester, UK

Danger-protection mothering practices: How work and home influence the parenting of women police officers
Debra Langan, Associate Professor of Criminology, Wilfred Laurier University, Ontario, Canada
Carrie B. Sanders, Associate Professor of Criminology, Wilfred Laurier University, Ontario, Canada
Julie Gouweloos, PhD Candidate and Instructor, McMaster University, and Research Fellow in Criminology, Wilfred Laurier University, Ontario, Canada

Supporting parents with enduring mental health problems
Mary Nolan, Editor-in-Chief, based on a thesis by P.C. van der Ende, Senior Researcher, Research and Innovation Department of Rehabilitation, Hanzeuniversity of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Developing a UK Infant Mental Health Competency Framework  
Dawn Cannon, Director of Warwick Infant and Family Wellbeing Unit; Honorary Secretary, Association for Infant Mental Health (AIMH UK); Project Lead, UK Infant Mental Health Competency Framework


PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMME

‘Playing to Our Strengths’: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, social isolation and new resources to support individuals and families‘Playing to Our Strengths’: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, social isolation and new resources to support individuals and families
Michelle Stewart, Associate Professor, Justice Studies, University of Regina; Canada FASD Research NetworkShana Mohr, Caregiver and Para-Professional Trainer in FASD


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  • Previous Issues
    Volume 1

    Previous IssuesVolume 1
    Issue 2 - Focus on Education for Birth
    Issue 3 - Focus on Fathers
    Issue 4 - Focus on Nuturing and Nutrition
  • Previous Issues
    Volume 2

    Previous IssuesVolume 2
    Issue 1 - Focus on Play
    Issue 2 - Focus on Sleep and Soothing
    Issue 3 - Focus on Parents and Children with Learning Disabilities
    Issue 4 - Focus on Education for Calm Parenting
  • Previous Issues
    Volume 3

    Previous IssuesVolume 3
    Issue 1 - Open Focus

    Issue 2 - Focus on Family Nurse Partnership/ Nurse-Family Partnership

    Issue 3 - Focus on Relationships
    Supplement No.1: AIMH Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) No. 1 ‘Improving Relationships in the Perinatal Period: What Works?’

    Issue 4 - Focus on Preparation and Support for Labour and Birth?
    Supplement: 2016 IJBPE Conference ‘Parent Education Today: Walking the Walk’. Practice Pointers from the Conference Workshops
  • Previous Issues
    Volume 4

    Previous IssuesVolume 4
    Issue 1 - Focus on Attachment
    Supplement No.2: AIMH Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) No. 2 ‘Improving Attachment in Babies: What Works?’

    Issue 2 - Focus on Peer Support

    Issue 3 - Focus on Parenting in Difficult Circumstances
    Supplement No.3: AIMH Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) No. 3 'Antenatal Anxiety and Depression: What Should We Be Doing?'

    Issue 4 - Focus on preconception education, FASD, and prematurity

  • Previous Issues
    Volume 5

    Previous IssuesVolume 5
    Issue 1 - Focus on School Readiness
    Supplement No.3: AIMH Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) No. 3 ‘The Relationship with the Unborn Baby: Why it Matters’

    Issue 2 - Focus on Fostering and Adoption

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