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Breakdown or Breakthrough

Synopsis
A resource for professionals working with parents affected by mental health problems in the perinatal period. A series of five short films which shows how parents can be supported to develop secure attachment relationships with their babies. All the films include guidance notes downloadable in pdf format.

Film 1: BREAKDOWN OR BREAKTHROUGH. Explores the challenges of working with babies at risk of emotional and physical harm. (14 minutes)

Film 2. GROWING AN EMOTIONAL BRAIN. Explores the neurobiology of babyhood. (14 minutes)

Film 3: THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF A BABY. Compares two babies in very different circumstances to demonstrate how the earlier help is offered, the more likely it is that emotional harm will be prevented. (19 minutes)

Film 4. BREAKING THE CYCLE. Demonstrates how, with therapeutic help, parents who have suffered repeated abuse at the hands of a partner can make the necessary changes to leave the abusive relationship and nurture their baby safely. (26 minutes)

Film 5: THE FORGOTTEN FATHER. Explores the role of the father, and the fact fewer men ask for psychological help if things go wrong. (15 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
babies; child development; mental health; neurobiology; parenting skills

Online availability

URI
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/Inform/trainingandconsultancy/learningresources/breakdown-or-breakthrough_wda87681.html
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Distributor

Name

NSPCC

Notes
see National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

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