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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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Zero to Three. 2014-. The magic of everyday moments: Seeing is believing. Zero To Three, multiple items.

Annotation: This video series for parents and students of child development uses everyday interactions and routines to demonstrate how parents can nurture the key skills and attributes that children need as they grow. The content is presented by infant and child developmental stage (from birth to age 12 months, 12 to 24 months, and 24 to 36 months). Topics include nurturing healthy brain development from birth; temperament; forming a trusting bond; building strong, positive connections and interactions; developing skills through play, routines, and relationships; and foundations in language, literacy, thinking, and social-emotional skills.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bonding, Development stages, Early child development, Infants, Learning, Multimedia, Parenting, Parents, Play, Relationships, School readiness, Young children

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies. 2011. Reducing effects of postpartum depression: Provider education and maternal empowerment. [Alexandria, VA]: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, 1 video (ca. 50 min.).

Annotation: This archived webinar, broadcast July 13, 2011, discusses issues surrounding postpartum and perinatal depression (PPD) and the impact on the health and well-being of mothers and their infant's neurobiological development. Topics include how underreported or underdiagnosed PPD is; varying levels of severity including healthy rebound, "baby blues", diagnosed perinatal depression, postpartum bi-polar disorder, and the rare postpartum psychosis. Topics also include maternal stresses due to lacks of sleep/exhaustion, depression stigma, previous psychological or medical histories, post-traumatic stress from unexpected C-section or adverse pregnancy or birth outcomes, partner or violence abuse, and financial stresses. Social risk factors for depression such as multiple births or feeling of isolation are also discussed. Resources are discussed including model state programs, online resources, proposed legislation, and the importance of establishing local postpartum depression networks and support services.

Contact: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 300***OPERATIONS MOVED TO ZERO TO THREE*** 5/5/2015, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 837-4792 Fax: (703) 664-0485 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bonding, Early childhood development, Hotlines, Infant health, Maternal mental health, Mother child relations, Parent support services, Parenting, Perinatal care, Postnatal care, Postpartum depression, Resources for professionals

Public Broadcasting System, This Emotional Life . 2010. Early moments matter: Small steps, long-lasting effects. [Seattle, WA]: Vulcan Productions, 7 items.

Annotation: This toolkit for parents, families and child services professionals introduces ways in which parents and caregivers can help their infants build secure attachments, examines challenges encountered in the process, and provides suggestions on how challenges may be overcome. The toolkit includes a 30 minute DVD, a quick-reference guide answering attachment and parenting questions, three informational brochures and tips printed on a magnet and a bookmark. It is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Early Moments Matter, Web Site: $10, plus $2.50 shipping and handling.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Bonding, DVDs, Family life education, Fathers, Infant health, Maternal mental health, Mothers, Multimedia, Newborn infants, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Spanish language materials

Silber K, Dorner PM. 1990. Children of open adoption and their families. San Antonio, TX: Corona Publishing Company, 193 pp.

Annotation: This book focuses on the long-term impact of open adoption on families and children. It includes letters and case histories of individuals' open adoption experiences from infancy to adolescence. Topics include bonding, grief, communication, entitlement, and adoption understanding among children.

Contact: Corona Publishing Company, PO Drawer 12407, San Antonio, TX 78212, Fax: (210 828-4947 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adoption, Bonding, Children, Grief

Klaus MH, Kennell JH. 1982. Parent-infant bonding. (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby Company, 314 pp.

Annotation: This book is the revised edition of Maternal-Infant Bonding, which was first published in 1976. It provides a theoretical basis for professionals who are learning to care for families and children, whether the children are healthy or have special needs. By examining the bonding process, the authors focus on the earliest relationship a baby develops with its parents and on the factors that may affect that process. In addition to the material covering the relationships between parents and healthy infants, the books includes chapters that consider how professionals can care for the parents of premature or sick infants, for parents of infants with congenital malformations, and for parents of infants who were stillborn or who die. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Bonding, Family relations, Father child relations, Infants, Mother child relations, Newborn infants, Parents, Psychological factors, Siblings

Jackson RC, Morton J, Sierra-Franco M, eds. 1979. Social factors in prevention: Proceedings of the 1978 Annual Public Health Social Work Institute. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Public Health Social Work Program, 215 pp.

Annotation: This book is based on the proceedings of the Public Health Social Work Institute held at Berkeley in June 1978. It discusses prevention of undesirable consequences in pregnancy; species specific patterns of human reproductive behavior; alternative birthing; interplay between nutritional and psychosocial factors of child development; high school based child care settings; immunization; health needs of adolescents; adolescence and contraception; adolescence and venereal disease; adolescent family planning; peer sex education; chronic disease; crisis intervention; the educational, professional, and policy perspectives of prevention; autogenic training; prevention of obesity in children and adolescents; and early maternal infant bonding. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Service]

Keywords: Adolescents, Alternative birth styles, Bonding, Child care services, Child development, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Contraception, Crisis intervention, Family planning, Health, High schools, Immunization, Mother child relations, Nutrition, Obesity, Peer education, Pregnancy, Psychosocial development, Reproductive behavior, Sexual behavior, Sexually transmitted diseases, Social workers

Klaus MH, Leger T, Trause MA, eds. 1974. Maternal attachment and mothering disorders: A round table. [Skillman, NJ]: Johnson and Johnson Baby Products Company, 74 pp. (Pediatric round table; 1)

Annotation: The purpose of this round table was to bring together clinicians and researchers from different disciplines who are studying the development of attachment in parents of normal infants, parents of premature or sick infants, and parents of battered or failure-to-thrive infants. The round table consisted of three segments: disorders of attachment, the process of attachment, and problems in attachment.

Keywords: Bonding, Child abuse, Failure to thrive, Infants, Parent child relations, Premature infants, Research


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.