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Implementing Minding the Baby®

Meets HHS criteria for an evidenced based model

More Information About the Model

Where to Find Out More

Minding the Baby® National Office
Yale School of Nursing
400 West Campus Drive
West Haven, CT 06477
Phone: (203) 785-5589


Recommended Further Reading

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

Ordway, M. R., Holland, M, Slade, A., Close, N., Mayes, L., & Sadler, L. S. (in press). Reducing obesity early in life via a home visiting parenting program: A randomized trial. Pediatrics.

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., Condon, E., Deng, S., Ordway, M. R., Marchesseault, C., Miller, A., … Weir, A. (in press). A Diaper Bank and home visiting partnership: Initial exploration of research and policy questions. Journal of Public Health Nursing.

Sadler, L. S., Novick, G., & Meadows-Oliver, M. (2016). “Having a baby changes everything”: Reflective functioning in pregnant adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2015.11.011. PMC4862914

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.

Simpson, T., Condon, E., Finch, B., Price, R., Sadler L. S., & Ordway, M. (2015). Demystifying infant mental health: What the primary care provider needs to know. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 30, 38–48. NIHMSID: NIHMS728874, PMID:26559134. PMCID:PMC4684956.

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. S. (in press). Pregnancy and infant mental health. In C. Zeanah (Ed.), The handbook of infant mental health (4th ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Slade, A., Sadler, L., Close, N., Fitzpatrick, S., Simpson, T., & Webb, D. (2017). Minding the Baby®: The impact of threat on the mother-baby and mother-clinician relationship. In S. Gojman deMillan, C. Herreman, & L. A. Sroufe (Eds.), Attachment across cultural and clinical contexts (pp. 182–205). London: Routledge.

Slade, A., Simpson, T. E., Webb, D., Albertson, J., Close, N., & Sadler, L. (2017). Minding the Baby®: Developmental trauma and home visiting. In H. Steele & M. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of attachment-based interventions, (pp. 151-173). New York: Guilford Press.

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 MTB_ProgramBrochure_Aug2012_131705_284_5.pdf