The Childhood and Early Parenting Principles Manifest

Title of Presentation: "Developing The Childhood and Early Parenting Principles Manifest (CEPP's): Creating Nurturing Care from Sideshow to Mainstream 

Brief Description of Presentation: For over 30+ years APPPAH's training has included concepts like ‘Life Begins in the Womb’ and 'The Conscious Baby’. but they were like a sideshow of interest to a specialized audience.  Over the last 10 years the term Early Childhood Development (ECD) has  gained in importance throughout the world; promoting early interventions and the concept of Nurturing Care and its lifelong benefits to the unborn and newborn baby.  2016 can be seen as a watershed year with the publishing of the Lancet Series on ECD and ECD being recognized as underpinning a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Most recently, the period for ECD has been extended to include conception and the scope of ECD has been expanded to include many of the concepts from the APPPAH training.  This course will introduce the development of CEPP's and these principles.

Brief Bio: Rupert Linder, M.D., is a practicing gynecologist, obstetrician and psychotherapist in his own office near Pforzheim, Germany. He has published research and papers on various aspects of psychosomatics in obstetrics since 1990, as well as the psychosomatics of the threat of premature birth, supportive antenatal care, methodology in prenatal psychology and preventive psychotherapy during and around pregnancy. Dr. Linder directs research in prevention of premature birth and improvement of mother child outcomes. He is Past President of the International Society for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM). In 2008 he was honoured to give the Cheek Memorial Lecture at the APPPAH international Congress in Pacific Grove. He is an active officer in programs for improving early mother child interaction in his local area as well as in the international initiative Childhood and Early Parenting Principles CEPPs   Recently he has edited (together with Ludwig Janus and Klaus Evertz) the Textbook for Prenatal Psychology (mostly in German) He has five children.


Brief Bio: Valerie lives in France and London, England. She is a founding Member and the Executive Director of the Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPPs). CEPPs is a Global Initiative created in 2016 by a group of international organizations - including APPPAH - working in the field of Maternal Health and Early Childhood Care and Development (ECD) in support of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN (SDG’s) for women & girls. As a mother she understands the importance of this mission. Valerie has University degrees in Psychology and Business Administration and a private practice in counseling. Her passion is exploring new models and perspectives relevant to the times we live in. Among these is the transformative effect of nurturing care of the Mother & Baby from conception, throughout pregnancy, birth and the early years of the child’s life. She is an advocate for greater focus and investment in early childhood and its transformative effect on society and peace building. Valerie represents CEPPs at UN sessions in New York and Geneva, Switzerland and participates on expert panels at many international conferences

Sandra Bardsley Brief Bio:  As the Mother of 4 wonderful children and having been involved with Maternal-Child health as a Nurse, Midwife and childbirth & parenting educator, Sandra has been well-versed in understanding the importance of early childhood and parenting preparation. Sandra has been involved civically as the president and board member of several important childbirth and parenting organizations, both locally and internationally for 40 years. As the current president of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology & Health (APPPAH) Sandra has been actively involved with other international organizations
in forming the inception of the Childhood and Early Parenting Principles Manifesto (CEPP’s). Sandra’s main passion and interest is in working with others to move the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) of the UN forward concerning the conscious and Sentient unborn and newborn baby from conception through the first 1000 days of life.