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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

When caring for infants, ‘good enough’ parenting is indeed good enough

Oct 14 2020 - 11:30am

Tending to and having a firm understanding of an infant’s needs may come naturally to some parents, but for others it can pose a constant challenge. Whether you’re striving for perfection or fear you’re not a strong enough caregiver, it turns out that doing a “good enough” job of parenting can still leave a positive imprint on a child. Lehigh University researcher Susan S. Woodhouse says caregivers only need to “get it right” 50 percent of the time when responding to a baby’s need for attachment.

Dominique Levert, School Psychology doctoral student, Awarded Early Care and Education Research Scholar: Head Start Dissertation Grant

Oct 2 2020 - 2:00pm

Dominique Levert was awarded the Early Care and Education Research Scholar: Head Start Dissertation grant. Levert’s project is entitled "Ensuring Young Children Have a Head Start: Transition Practices that Link Early Childhood Education Settings." The two-year, $50,000 project focuses on ensuring a smooth transition into preschool, as adjustment challenges can cause a negative experience, making children less likely to be responsive to later schooling. Levert will be mentored by her advisor, Dr.

Dr. Susan Woodhouse

Associate Professor, Training Director, Community Voices Clinic Director
Phone: 
610-758-3269
Office: 
Room A225
Focus Areas
Addressing Mental Health and Health Inequities
Attachment
Atypical Functioning and Development
Communities and Families
Developmental Psychopathology
Emotional Functioning
Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Home Visiting Interventions
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Mental Health
Neighborhoods and Communities
Parenting
Prevention
Psychotherapy/intervention Process and Outcome
Psychophysiology of Stress and Regulation
School Psychology and Counseling
Social and Emotional Development
Stress and Adversity