Interconnections has initiated an international project looking at mental/psychological/emotional health in families who have a baby or pre-school child with disabilities.
We are concerned for the child, parents and close family members. Our concern embraces children with serious illness and children with short or uncertain life expectancy.
The questions we are asking include:
· What are the implications for bonds of attachment?
· When does prolonged parental stress and fatigue tip over into mental ill-health?
· How far do our interventions get in the way of normal baby and child activity?
· How can we protect and nurture child and family’s quality of life?
In the UK, I am facilitating a series of seminars entitled ‘Early Childhood Intervention without Tears’ to generate discussion of our concerns with professionals and parents. The next seminars are:
Birmingham, October 11th 2017 in MAC Centre, Edgbaston. £40. Places still available.
Oxford, November 2nd 2017 at the King’s Centre. £40
Bristol, 5th February 2018 at Armada House – costs to be decided.
Wakefield, 13th February 2018 at Cedar Court – costs to be decided.
Liverpool, 21st February 2018 – Quaker Meeting House, School Lane - costs to be decided.
In January this year Interconnections published Early Childhood Intervention without Tears: Improved support for infants with disabilities and their families. Discussion at the seminars is informed by this book and delegates each receive a complimentary copy in advance of the seminar.
For more information and a booking form:
Peter Limbrick, Interconnections, Tel: 01497 831550