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Implementing Minding the Baby®

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

More Information About the Model

Where to Find Out More

Crista Marchesseault, M.A.T., M.A.
Minding the Baby® Project Director
Yale Child Study Center
230 South Frontage Road
PO Box 207900
New Haven, CT 06520-7900
Phone: (203) 737-1509


Recommended Further Reading

The following references were sources for the implementation profile or were recommended by the program developer for further reading.

Ordway, M.R., Webb, D., Sadler, L.S., & Slade, A., (2015). Parental reflective functioning: An approach for enhancing parent-child relationships in pediatric primary care. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, July/August, 325-334.

Sadler, L.S., Slade, A., Close, N., Webb, D.L., Simpson, T., Fennie, K., & Mayes, L.C. (2013). Minding the Baby®: Improving early health and relationship outcomes in vulnerable young families in an interdisciplinary reflective parenting home visiting program. Infant Mental Health Journal, 34(5), 391-405.

Sadler, L.S., Slade, A., & Mayes, L. (2006). Minding the Baby®: A mentalization-based parenting program. In J. G. Allen & P. Fonagy (Eds.), Handbook of mentalization-based treatment (pp. 271-288). Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Slade, A., & Sadler, L.S. (2013). Minding the Baby®: Complex trauma and home visiting. International Journal of Birth and Parenting Education, 1, 50-53.

Slade, A., Sadler, L., Close, N., Simpson, T., Webb, D., & Fitzpatrick, S. (in press, 2016). Minding the Baby®: The impact of threat on the mother-baby and mother-clinician relationship. In S. Gojman deMillan, C. Herreman, & L.A. Sroufe, Attachment Across Cultural and Clinical Contexts. London: Routledge.

Slade, A., Simpson, T., Webb, D., Gorkin, J., Close, N., & Sadler, L. (in press, 2016). Minding the Baby®:Developmental trauma and home visiting. In H. Steele and M. Steele, Eds., Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions. New York: Guilford Publications.

Yale Child Study Center. (2014). Minding the Baby®. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from

Yale Child Study Center, Minding the Baby®. (n.d.) Full Scale Replication Program. Retrieved May 5, 2016, from

Yale Child Study Center, Minding the Baby®. (n.d.) Minding the Baby: An intensive home visitation program for first-time mothers and babies. Retrieved May 27, 2016, from