When an infant has a multifaceted condition: addressing mental health needs of child and family. Seminars in Birmingham and Oxford UK, autumn 2017

 

        These Interconnections low-cost seminars for professionals and parents will discuss two issues:

Babies and pre-school children with these complex conditions have very different lives from those typically developing. This might include stress, anxiety, impaired bonding, poor nutrition, poor sleep, pain, discomfort, close contact with many ‘non-family’ people, being uncelebrated and under-valued, kept busy with treatments and therapies, no time for normal baby things, etc.

What can we do to help?

Families are often under severe stress and anxiety from the start. Daily life can be exhausting trying to keep the family going and meet the child’s needs. Guilt can be a major factor. There can be too little time to do the normal baby things and bonding might be difficult. Relationships, accommodation, money, sleep, work and money can all become problematic. The family might become excluded from their normal social activity. Parents can feel out of control of family life. Many parents describe their life as a continual battle.

What can we do to help?

When delegates book their place they will be sent a complimentary copy of Early Childhood Intervention without Tears by Peter Limbrick, 2017. (Priced at £22)

Birmingham: MAC Birmingham in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston. Wednesday 11th October 2017 – 1 pm to 4 pm.

Cost: To be decided – in the region of £40.

Oxford: The King’s Centre, OX2 0ES. Thursday 2nd November 2017 – 1 pm to 4 pm.

Cost: To be decided – in the region of £40.

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