Books: Developmental dynamics perspectives
Lieberman, A. F. (2018). The emotional life of the toddler. New York: Simon & Schuster. (Revised and Updated Edition)
Denham, S. (1998). Emotional development in young children. Guilford Press.
Davies, D., & Troy, M.F. (2020). Child development: A practitioner’s guide (4thedition). Guilford Press. (available as print or eBook)
Furman, E. (1987). Helping young children grow: I never knew parents did so much. International Universities Press. (available as print, or e-book through Amazon).
Fraiberg, S. (1996). The magic years: Understanding and handling the problems of early childhood.Charles Scribners’ Sons. (original work published 1959)
Sameroff, A. J., & Emde, R. (1989). Relationship disturbances in early childhood: A developmental approach. Basic Books.
Bowlby, J. (1988). A secure base: Parent-child attachment and healthy human development. Basic Books.
Books: Guidance for Parents
Novick, K. K. , & Novick, J. (2010). Emotional muscle: Strong parents, strong children. Xlibris Publishing.
Baker, K., Kaiser, M., Roberts, G., Steininger, G., & Streeter, B. (2018). Timeless advice for parents of young children: How to understand your child’s behavior and respond effectively in almost any situation from the grandmothers of Hanna Perkins Center.Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development.
Books: Examples of Developmentally informed Intervention Models
DeGangi, G. (2017). Pediatric disorders of regulation in affect and behavior: A therapist’s guide to assessment and treatment. (2nd edition). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Greenspan, S. I., & Wieder, S. (1998). The child with special needs: Encouraging intellectual and emotional growth. Perseus Books.
Lieberman, A. F., & Van Horn, P. (2008). Psychotherapy with infants and young children: Repairing the effects of stress and trauma on early attachment. Guilford Press.
Novick, K.K., & Novick, J. (2005). Working with parents makes therapy work. Jason Aronson, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Powell, B., Cooper, G., Hoffman, K., & Marvin, B. (2014). The circle of security intervention: Enhancing attachment in early parent-child relationships. Guilford Press.
Books: Collections of clinical case studies reporting on work with young children and their families
Fenichel, E., & Provence, S. (1993). Development in jeopardy: Clinical responses to infants and families. International Universities Press, Inc.
Fraiberg, S. (1980). Clinical studies in infant mental health: The first year of life. Basic Books.
Greenspan, S. I. (1992). Infancy and early childhood: The practice of clinical assessment and intervention with emotional and developmental challenge. International Universities Press, Inc.
Provence, S. (1983). Infants and parents: Clinical case reports. International Universities Press.
***A good source for these older publications: https://www.alibris.com
Sources on milestones
- Milestones in Action: Overview of developmental milestones with photos and video
- Parenting Counts: Detailed timeline of the progression of developmental skills with photo and video documentation
Developmentally Informed Intervention Models
- Intervening Early: Minding the Baby® and Preventing Later Psychopathology. Arietta Slade (2015)
an interdisciplinary reflective parenting home visiting program for high-risk mothers, infants, and their families, at the Yale Child Study Center and School of Nursing. This program is one of only 17 certified “evidence-based” home visiting programs in the United States.
Related Article: Minding the Baby: Enhancing reflectiveness to improve early health and relationship outcomes in an interdisciplinary home visiting program. Infant Mental Health Journal. 2013 Sep 1; 34(5): 10.1002/imhj.21406. Published online 2013 Aug 8. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21406 (Download the PDF)
- Attachment Vitamins: Introduction to developmental processes with photo and video documentation
- International Council on Development and Learning (Home of DIR Floortime):Training options in the floor time model with emphasis on children’s functional developmental competencies.
- Profectum Foundation: Training options and Conferences- Training in the D.I.R. (Development, Individual Differences, Relationships) model with emphasis on dynamic developmental processes
Organizations that support infant/family practitioners
- World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH): Membership, Infant Mental Health Journal, international conference
Affiliates: See your WAIMH affiliate for additional resources
- ZERO TO THREE: Membership, annual conference, regional conferences, online resources
- Center for the Developing Child, Harvard University – a multidisciplinary team committed to driving science-based innovation in policy and practice