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