Douglas H.,Solihull Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association | Year: 2010
The quality of early relationships is an important factor in the development of emotional health and wellbeing. Yet in the UK, we do not integrate support for the relationship between the baby and parents into antenatal parentcraft. Neither do we provide enough focus on the relationship in basic and post-qualification training or support for practitioners to integrate working with the relationship into their practice. The Solihull Approach provides one model for working with the relationship between parents and the child and between the parents and practitioner. It integrates concepts from disparate academic fields that can focus a practitioner's work on supporting the relationship between parents and baby or child, whether individually or in a parenting group.