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.
FREE Articles from the IJBPE
These articles are free for you to browse. 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.
Children’s play with fathers can be raucous, vigorous and stimulating.
A 2015 review carried out in the UK explored whether and how volunteering and peer support can contribute to improving key child development outcomes...
What's in the Winter Issue - Volume 5 Issue 2
Focus on fostering and adoption
Supporting adoptive parents to provide a forever home
Mary Nolan, Editor-in-Chief
A guide to attachment for foster carers
John Timpson, CBE, Chairman Timpson Limited
Foster care: The importance of commitment
Matt Forde, Head of Service, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Scotland
Early education as an intervention for children looked after
Sandra Mathers, Senior Researcher, University of Oxford, UK Rebecca Tracz, Research Assistant, University of Oxford, UK
Art and Music Therapy with adopted children under five
Jasmine Chin, Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Rosie Hayes, Music Therapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Lucy Orchard, Art Psychotherapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Cerrita Smith, Music Therapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Nicky Sutton, Art Psychotherapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Katherine Walters, Senior Music Therapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Early placement therapy: Supporting adoptive parents in creating a secure attachment relationship with their young child
Anna C. Kelley, Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Tulane University, USA
Devi Miron Murphy, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane School of Medicine, USA
Good practice in parent and child fostering
Nikki Luke, Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education, University of Oxford, UK
Paul Adams, CoramBAAF (British Agency for Adoption and Fostering)
The attachment-related benefits of animal companions in foster care Sam Carr, Department of Education, University of Bath, UK
PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Implementing Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up with foster parents
Stevie S. Schein, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware, USA
Amanda H. Costello, Clinical Scientist, University of Delaware, USA
Caroline K.P. Roben, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, USA
Mary Dozier, Amy E. du Pont Chair of Child Development, University of Delaware, USA
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Volume 1Issue 2 - Focus on Education for Birth
Issue 3 - Focus on Fathers
Issue 4 - Focus on Nuturing and Nutrition
Volume 2Issue 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
Volume 3Issue 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
Volume 4Issue 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
Volume 5Issue 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