Stress in Infants: implications for development and outcomes

This briefing aims to consider the impact of stress on the infant’s developing brain and the importance of positive early caregiving relationships for optimal social and emotional development.

The Infant Mental Health Service is a targeted and specialist service working city-wide in Leeds providing direct work with infants and their caregiver from pregnancy until the child’s second birthday in addition to consultation and training. They offer a further full day’s training called “Infant Mental Health: Babies, Brains and Bonding (BBB)” - for further information contact

This briefing is hosted on the LSCP website without any affiliation.

Candidates should have attended the Introduction to Working Together or their own in-house introduction training.

Learning Outcomes:

• To consider early brain development in the context of stress and trauma in pregnancy and early caregiving experiences
• To consider the implications  of the early experience on infant presentations at birth and beyond – including family contact
• To make links to the long term implications for infants who experience significant stress

Session times:                                                                                                                                                                     



Thursday 28th June 2018

12:30 - 13:30


To register for this course please click here and complete the online booking form.