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New test scores emotional weight of parent-child connections

11/17/2016

Evaluating parent-child emotional connection can help identify problems early, so steps can be taken to help families overcome barriers to connection.

Evaluating parent-child emotional connection can help identify problems early, so steps can be taken to help families overcome barriers to connection.

Videos of mothers and their infants interacting with each other may contain clues to autism risk. Unpublished results were presented at the 2016 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. Read full article.

The WECS is a new tool for evaluating emotional connection between parent and child.
Welch Emotional Connection Screen (WECS) Validated in New Study

A report published in Acta Paediatrica validates this brief measure of mother/infant relational health.

The Nurture Science Program was featured on PBS NewsHour May 30th and 31st, 2017.
The Nurture Science Program Featured on PBS NewsHour

The two-part series provides an intimate look at how mothers and their premature infants are...