The Bringing Baby Home (BBH) Educator Training Program teaches professionals the skills necessary to help couples and expectant parents increase relationship satisfaction and guide healthy social, emotional, and intellectual development in their children.
This research-based and research-tested program is taught by BBH Training Specialists and offered under the direction of the Gottman Institute of Seattle. This 2 or 3-day workshop trains professionals from a variety of disciplines (including educators, nurses, social workers, doulas, midwives, childbirth educators and clergy) to facilitate the Bringing Baby Home Workshop for pregnant and parenting couples. Attendees will learn how to teach couples the skills needed to encourage healthy, supportive family relationships while decreasing postpartum depression, relationship conflict, and hostility.
PROGRAM BENEFITS AND IMPACT
Every year in the United States, approximately 4 million babies are born to couples. This transition holds potential for great joy; yet, research shows that soon after the birth of a child, approximately two-thirds of couples experience a significant drop in relationship quality. Furthermore, many parents experience not only the baby blues, but also postpartum depression and other mood disorders. The result of these changes is compromised parenting and decreased quality parent-child interactions, which can have negative impacts on infant development.