Dear APPPAH members, prospective members, and past members,
APPPAH is an important professional and lay organization that works to improve the health and well-being of our most important resources -- our mothers, fathers, and babies. Research shows that the long-term physical and psychological health of mothers and newborns is especially dependent on what happens before, during, and after conception, in the prenatal and perinatal stages, and the 12 months after birth. These primal stages are the most influential periods in the human life span. APPPAH educates professionals and parents to provide mother-baby pairs (and fathers) with what they need to prevent developmental delays and trauma. APPPAH also trains practitioners how to intervene therapeutically if emotional and developmental needs are not met, or traumas occur.
Our 2013 Congress, “Birth Psychology in Action: Transformation through the Creative & Healing Arts”, features many new international presenters who will bring us a global outlook on how the work of pre & perinatal psychology and health is being expanded and addressed in many ways within many cultures. We encourage you to join us for this wonderful event, November 14-17 at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA. Find out how the world is engaging with birth and healing birth related trauma!
AUSTRALIA: Elly Taylor with Diane Speier, PhD. (UNITED KINGDOM)