The Science of Infant Bonding and the Need for Supportive Policies
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Relationships between babies and their parents are crucial to child development. But with a quarter of women going back to work less than two weeks after giving birth and few child care providers offering care for infants under six weeks old, how are working families coping? And what is the impact of returning to work so soon on infant bonding and child development?
Join BPC on Thursday, May 11 to hear Dr. Walter Gilliam, executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska, discuss the science behind infant bonding and the need for policies to support it.
Dr. Gilliam is a leading expert in the education, health, and mental health of young children. He is a widely published and cited researcher, author, and speaker with expertise in early childhood care and education programs, school readiness, and mental health support for young children, among other areas.
- Dr. Walter Gilliam | Executive Director, Buffett Early Childhood Institute, University of Nebraska
- Linda K. Smith | Director, Early Childhood Initiative, BPC
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