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Connecting Emotionally Despite COVID: Singing

April 3, 2020

Some ways of emotionally connecting require touch, but others don’t, like singing. Here are some simple ways you can connect with each other in this time of crisis, whether you’re on the front lines, confined at home together, or a video call away.

Emotionally Connecting During Crisis

April 1, 2020

We’re all dealing with big fears and challenges right now, and maintaining emotional connection is more important than ever. When we don’t connect with others, our brains can’t develop optimally, or function well. One-on-one time can help: here’s how.

Family Nurture Intervention for Preschool-Aged Children

December 19, 2019

The Columbia Nurture Science Program has been studying Family Nurture Intervention with preschool families to understand how supporting emotional connection can help address emotional and behavioral problems. Follow up assessments and data analysis are ongoing, but there has already been positive feedback from parents and Head Start staff.

Bringing Family Nurture Care to The Valley Hospital NICU

July 16, 2019

The Nurture Science Program team is excited to partner with The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, to conduct a study on integrating Family Nurture Intervention into standard care in the NICU.

Collaborations: Dr. David O’Banion Leads WECS Training for Medical Residents

February 12, 2019

Dr. David O’Banion, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at Emory University, talks about his collaboration with the Nurture Science Program.