NOT ALL BABIES ARE IN THE SAME BOAT: EXPLORING THE EFFECTS OF SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, PARENTAL ATTITUDES, AND ACTIVITIES DURING THE 2020 COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON EARLY EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
Investigates how variation in the home environment before and during the 2020 pandemic relates to infants’ emerging EFs. Parent-infant enriching activities were positively associated with infant Cognitive Executive Function (CEF) (encompassing inhibitory control, working memory, cognitive flexibility).
CONSEQUENCES OF INADEQUATE CAREGIVING FOR CHILDREN'S ATTACHMENT, NEUROBIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT, AND ADAPTIVE FUNCTIONING
Describes effects of inadequate parenting on children's neurobiological and behavioral development, with a focus on developing capacities for executive functioning, emotion regulation, and other important cognitive-affective processes.
PERINATAL MATERNAL DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS AND RISK OF BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS AT FIVE YEARS
Evidence on the association between perinatal maternal depression and children’s behavioral development is limited. We investigated the association between maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum and the risk of childhood behavioral problems using data from a birth cohort study.
EFFECT OF A UNIVERSAL POSTPARTUM NURSE HOME VISITING PROGRAM ON CHILD MALTREATMENT AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE AT 5 YEARS OF AGE: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL
The Family Connects (FC) program, a community-wide nurse home visiting program for newborns, has been shown to provide benefits for children and families through the first 2 years of life. Potential longer-term outcomes for child well-being remain unknown.
PATERNAL JAIL INCARCERATION AND BIRTH OUTCOMES: EVIDENCE FROM NEW YORK CITY, 2010–2016
Objectives: To examine population-level associations between paternal jail incarceration during pregnancy and infant birth outcomes using objective measures of health and incarceration.
THE RELATIONSHIP OF CUMULATIVE PSYCHOSOCIAL ADVERSITY WITH ANTEPARTUM DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
Exposure to multiple psychosocial risk factors may increase vulnerability for mental health conditions during pregnancy. This analysis examined the relationship of a novel psychosocial adversity index with this co-occurrence and persistence of depression and anxiety throughout pregnancy.
MATERNAL EXPERIENCES OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, CHILD INDICATORS OF TOXIC STRESS, AND THE MINDING THE BABY EARLY HOME VISITING INTERVENTION
Objective: To examine associations between maternal experiences of racial discrimination and child indicators of toxic stress and to test whether relationships are moderated by prior participation in Minding the Baby (MTB), an attachment-based early home visiting program.
EARLY-LIFE MATERNAL ATTACHMENT AND RISKY HEALTH BEHAVIORS IN ADOLESCENCE: FINDINGS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM MILLENNIUM COHORT STUDY
This study investigated how early-life maternal attachment, or emotional bonds between mothers and infants, influenced later risky behaviours in adolescence alongside other potential explanatory pathways using the United Kingdom Millennium Cohort Study.