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Minding the Baby

The Minding the Baby™(MTB) National Office was established in 2016 at Yale University, with the aim of broadening the reach of MTB direct service to include replication, training, and dissemination. The MTB National Office mission is to train and support professionals implementing relationship-based reflective parenting programs with the aim of strengthening families and limiting the effects of chronic stress.

On-line training sessions are offered on a regular basis. Click here to view current offerings. Individualized training can be scheduled for specific groups or organizations by request. Please respond to our Training Inquiry Survey if you are interested in training for your group or organization.

The Minding the Baby™ Home Visiting (MTB-HV) clinical model was initially developed in 2002 as an intensive, interdisciplinary, preventive home visiting intervention for first-time young families in New Haven, Connecticut. Program goals include promoting positive health, mental health, life course, and attachment outcomes. A brief animated video describing the MTB Approach is available on our YouTube channel and Vimeo.

Today, MTB National Office faculty and staff focus on disseminating the key principles of MTB’s reflective parenting approach through training, consultation, and broader education worldwide, while also continuing to support MTB-HV implementation in Denmark through on-going consultation. MTB-HV direct service is no longer provided in the United States.

Over the last two decades, hundreds of families have received MTB services across all sites in Connecticut, Florida, England, Scotland, and Denmark. Nearly a thousand individuals across the globe have also received training in the basic tenets of the MTB model and approaches. Adaptations of the model have also been implemented in Florida and Brazil, and general training in MTB approaches has been offered internationally.

MTB stands against systemic racism and oppression. MTB National Office faculty and staff are committed to supporting family service providers, working for racial equity, reducing health disparities, and promoting emotional well-being in parents and children. We support anti-racist policies and practices, and we work together to confront, reflect upon, and counter-act all forms of bias.

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