Table of Contents

Perspectives. The prevention sciences of early development and challenging opportunities for psychoanalysis.
"Out-reaching psychoanalysis": a contribution to early prevention for "children-at-risk"?.
Minds shaped through relationships: the emerging neurobiology of parenting.
Early prevention programmes. Fraiberg in Paris: early prevention through a mental health programme for vulnerable families: preliminary findings and what we have learned in conducting the French CAPEDP study.
Understanding how traumatised mothers process their toddlers' affective communication under stress: towards preventive intervention for families at high risk for intergenerational violence.
The triadic perspective for parenting and early child development: from research to prevention and therapy.
Transition to parenthood: studies of intersubjectivity in mothers and fathers.
The First Steps: a culture-sensitive preventive developmental guidance for immigrant parents and infants.
The evolution of an early parenting education programme, its follow-up, and its implications.
German perspectives on Henri Parens' pioneering work in Philadelphia: the development of attachment-based parenting programmes.
Interdisciplinary research in frankfurt. Individual development and adaptive education of children at risk: objectives and agenda of a transdisciplinary research centre.
History and concept development of psychoanalytically based prevention projects in preschool institutions of the city of Frankfurt: conducted by the Sigmund-Freud-Institut and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
Early prevention in day-care centres with children at risk: the EVA research project.
First Steps: an integration project for infants with an immigrant background: conceptualisation and first impressions.
Cognitive stimulation and parental sensitivity in toddlers' homes: how do children and parents interact and how effective are trainings for parents?.
Just wait and don't upset yourself: when children are exposed to poverty in their daily lives.
Clinical applications. Through symptoms to subjects: the family physician and the psychologist together in primary care.
From nameless dread to bearable fear: the psychoanalytic treatment of a twenty-two-month-old child.
A preventive attachment intervention with adolescent mothers: elaboration of the intervention. This book provides insight and findings from leading psychoanalysts who are involved in early prevention research and clinical work. Advances in the sciences of early development have brought a heightened awareness to the crucial importance of early experiences for health and development as well as building strong foundations for education and preventing disorder. New approaches are applied in home visitation, working with immigrant families, and those stressed by trauma, conflicts and economic disadvantage. Examples of clinical application and the implementation of promising programs in an ""