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For Immediate Release

November 5, 2018

Founding Education Department Director for the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health Receives Scholarship for Innovations Training at Harvard

Lancaster, CA. The Founding Director for the Department of Education at the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) received a full scholarship to attend the Science Based Innovations Training offered by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University November 28, 2018. This one day training provides participants with an overview of the IDEAS Impact FrameworkTM, a new approach to program development and evaluation. This includes a set of tools that support translating science into practice in order to learn more about how an intervention works, for whom, and in what contexts. This model is designed to help teams develop stronger programs, optimize evaluation efforts, and engage in rapid-cycle learning.

APPPAH’s mission is to educate professionals and the public worldwide about the sentience of babies starting preconception through the first year of life. Currently, APPPAH is developing an online program for parents, the Conscious Baby Program for Parents™ and a corresponding professional program for educators who work with parents, Toolkits for Facilitators. The 10-module course for parents and for facilitators provides lectures, mindfulness-based exercises, and inspiring stories from parents and professionals who participant in APPPAH’s mission.

“We hope to help raise awareness about how connecting with your baby during this vital time in human development can improve health outcomes, especially better births,” says Founding Director of Education, Kate White, MA. “We can help families from the very start with information, support, and experiences that improve attachment, bonding, and much more. The information provided to us through this program will give us ways to measure our impact and evaluate our program.”

The Boston-based program will feature Jack Shankoff, MD, and his staff from the Center from the Developing Child at Harvard. For more information about the training see: at http://developingchild.harvard.edu/innovation-application/innovation-model/. For more information about APPPAH see http://birthpsychology.com. For more information about the Conscious Baby Program for Parents ™, Toolkits for Facilitators see: https://birth-psychology-classwomb.teachable.com/p/the-conscious-baby-program-for-parents-toolkit-1/?preview=logged_out.




Kate White, educate@birthpsychology.com