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.
Stillbirth and perinatal death are associated with psychological, social and economic costs for parents.
A playbox intervention in health facility waiting rooms in Mozambique: Improving caregivers’ knowledge, skills and communication with health professionals
Toys and play can be a way to improve the experience of health visits for children and their caregivers, and so increase return to care for routine pediatric health services. In collaboration with Mozambique’s Ministry of Health and community activists, PATH designed and piloted a low-cost playbox intervention in ten health facilities in Maputo Province beginning in November 2014.
Pregnant women and fathers-to-be in the prison system are a very vulnerable group with a wide range of needs which makes it important that they receive good quality perinatal education
What's in the Summer Issue - Volume 6 Issue 4
Focus on: Early Education
Building happy healthy lives
Mary Nolan, Editor-in-Chief
Early Education: Under threat?
Beatrice Merrick, Chief Executive of Early Education, UK
The best start matters: From strategy to ‘principled’ practice in Early Childhood Education
Milica Atanackovic, Training & Practice Manager, Early Childhood Ireland
A relationship-based framework for early childhood media use
Jenny S. Radesky, Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics,
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor MI, USA
Katherine Rosenblum, Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor MI, USA
Supporting language in the home
Elias Blinkoff, Department of Psychology at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., Professor and the Stanley and
Debra Lefkowitz Distinguished Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
How to support multilingual families in the very early years
Lisa-Maria Müller, University of Cambridge, UK
Musical experiences at home with under 3s
Nicola Burke, Early Childhood Musical Consultant
’50 Things To Do Before You’re Five’: A non-judgemental approach to enhancing home learning environments
Andrea Layzell, Workforce Development Leader, 50 Things Project Lead, Bradford, UK
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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