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Nurture Science Program

Our Mission

The Nurture Science Program’s mission is to develop, test, and promote nurture-based therapies, rooted in rigorous scientific research on emotional connection and co-regulation, to help families everywhere use the healing power of nurture to address and prevent emotional, behavioral, and developmental difficulties.

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...