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Nurturing Families: Williams College

06/01/2015

Premature babies require intensive care that can disrupt the emotional connection between mothers and their infants. Family Nurture Intervention in the NICU is designed to help families overcome those barriers to connection.

Premature babies require intensive care that can disrupt the emotional connection between mothers and their infants. Family Nurture Intervention in the NICU is designed to help families overcome those barriers to connection.

On any given day in associate professor of psychology Amie Hane’s Early Experience and Physiology lab, students are gathered around a TV monitor, reviewing video of mothers and tiny infants. They stop the recording every few seconds to take note of the slightest change in glance, touch, or tone of voice. 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...