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We have been using the PIPE curriculum as an integrated element of the Family Nurse Partnership (NFP) programme in our test sites in England.  We have found that the interactive materials and processes of PIPE support nurses to explore and model the complex area of emotionally available care giving with FNP clients.

The Partners in Parenting Education “Read Your Baby” curriculum has proven itself a wonderful resource in our work with pregnant and parenting women learning to parent in recovery from addiction. When I initially starting working with the curriculum, I was asked to utilize the materials on my own to structure and enhance our existing parenting groups. However, it was not until I actually received the PIPE training with Jody that I saw the curriculum realized in the way it was intended. The training helped me to be able to move our groups from more typical parent training to more hands-on, experiential learning where the material was brought to life and integrated into practice for our clients. They have even started caring for my demonstration baby (doll) as one of their own, making sure she is present and cared for in every group! The difference in the way the material is received is remarkable and I would highly recommend the training to any person or group thinking about utilizing this curriculum. It is time and money that was, without a doubt, a fruitful investment in my own learning as well as that of my clients.

I cannot tell you how admiring and appreciative I am of the PIPE program and curriculum. The conceptualization of important state-of-the-art knowledge and principles is first-rate. In addition to knowledge from developmental and clinical research, you brought practical, experiential knowledge and in my view your intuitions have been brilliant. You and your colleagues deserve high praise indeed.

The three units, organized around different themes, with dimensions of the relationship experience interwoven in each, are well chosen. I like very much that play-imaginative capacity, as well as learning-curiosity and love-sharing are dimensions that begin at the beginning of relationship building in infancy. I also like very much that quiet discipline is also taken up at the beginning of relationship building. You have linked this very nicey with a central developmental construct with respect to physiology and behavior, namely, that of regulation. The caregiver needs to assist with the boundaries of regulation with the infant and the relationship its self, in terms of interactive behaviors, needs also to be bounded between “enough and too much.” I think this linkage and the way you have done it is beautiful!

I like the way you work with attention and curiosity. One part of this, from the infant’s point of view, links later to individual differences in intelligence and probably is biologically based. Another part of this is motivational and is facilitated within the caregiving relationship.

Above all I like the way you have made building a relationship central. Your approach lends itself beautifully to “partnerships” as you put it, and network of relationships influencing each other reciprocally.

Again my congratulations to you Best regards.

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How To Read Your Baby (HTRYB) is a Colorado based non-profit that offers experiential curricula and training for professionals who work with parents and caregivers of young children. Research shows that supervised practice and coaching are critical to the effective integration of new skills, Partners In Parenting Education and Emotional Beginnings are taught to both professionals and caregivers using a hands-on, interactive, and fun approach!

The mission of How to Read Your Baby is to empower, educate and support professionals who promote positive relationships between primary caregivers and infants/toddlers.

HTRYB’s curricula are designed to support infant mental health by increasing the emotional availability of those caring for children. Research has shown that children who have emotionally available caregivers develop:

  • Secure attachments
  • School readiness
  • Healthy emotional development
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Emotional regulation
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