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12 Guiding Principles–PPN Go Global at APPPAH 2017 International Congress

APPPAH hosted its 20th International Congress at the Town and Country Resort Hotel in San Diego, CA November 29-December 3, 2017. Professionals gathered to hear speakers from science, clinical practice, and educational backgrounds in the theme: The Conscious Baby Emerges: Scientific, Medical, Psycho-Social, and Somatic Discoveries.

Attendees came from all over the world, including China, India, Hungary, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Lithuania, England, France, Denmark, Canada, and from all over the United States, thirsty to learn more, share what they were doing in their countries, and to initiate more collaborative projects. I was deeply touched by the positive impact they were having in their communities implementing PPN knowledge and practices, as well as what they are adding to our collective field.

The 12 Guiding Principles–Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology were featured at the conference.

APPPAH endorses the principles and every attendee received a copy of The 12 Guiding Principles Brochure. Starter packages (25 brochures) were available for people to take back to their countries for their clients, organizations, and communities. Read more

Bridging The Mental Divide in Early Development Education, Training, and Care Programs

As professionals working and researching within both the prenatal and infancy domains of human development and psychology, it became clear to us that a mental divide still exists in our culture and professional practice that separates the prenatal world from that of infancy. Professionals are trained to work within one domain or the other; agencies and services are funded for one or the other. Until now there has not been a logical reason to do otherwise.  However, we see a shift on the horizon. Read more