Parenting and communication

9.30 am Registration

10.00 am Opening remarks
Eugene Oteng-Ntim, President, Forum on Maternity and the Newborn

Morning session - Interactions: Facilitators and barriers

Elvidina Adamson-Macedo, Emeritus Professor of Maternal-Infant Mental Health, School of Health, University of Wolverhampton

10.05 am The social baby, individual differences and newborn capabilities
Dr Joanna Hawthorne, Research Psychologist, Associate Member of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Director, Brazelton Centre

10.40 am Why parental relationships can be a powerful protective factor for children's health and well-being
Penny Mansfield, Director, One Plus One

11.15 am Born early: mothers' attachment, parent self-efficacy and self-esteem during hospitalisation
Dr Chris R Barnes, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Health, University of Wolverhampton

11.50 am Discussion

12.35 pm Lunch and Annual General Meeting of the Forum

Afternoon session - Interactions: Vulnerable parents

Nina Khazaezadeh, Consultant Midwife in Public Health, Women's Health Directorate Guy's and St Thomas'

1.35 pm Parental interaction in mothers with previous history of trauma
Dr Felicity de Zulueta, Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, King's College London, Traumatic Stress Service, Maudsley Hospital

2.10 pm Getting behind the mask, understanding and supporting mothers with postnatal depression with focus on parenting
Dr Kathryn Gutteridge, Consultant Midwife, Birmingham

2.45 pm Supporting vulnerable expectant parents through parenting focusing on communication skills
Caroline Simpson, Professional Advisor in Midwifery and Family Health, Department of Health, Family Nurse Partnership Programme

3.35 pm How maternal trauma can be transmitted and derail a baby's development
Dr Amanda Jones, Head of Parent-Infant Mental Health Services, North East London NHS Foundation Trust

4.20 pm Discussion

5.00 pm Close of meeting