- December 20, 2019
- 9:00 AM
Please join us for this is extra-special Breakfast for Babies! It marks New York Zero-To-Three (NYZTT) joining with NYS-AIMH to bring this important event to infancy professionals throughout New York State!
Plan to gather together in your local community, or join us on your own! We’ll meet using ZOOM Friday, December 20th 9 AM – 11:30 AM. Once you register, we’ll send along the link to connect.
It’s FREE, and a great way to pause in the rush of the holiday season, and focus on the well-being of mothers and babies in the perinatal period!
Our very special guest is Mickey Sperlich who will join us from 9:30 -10:30 am. Mickey, an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, is a midwife with decades of experience, and a researcher who studies the effects of trauma and mental health challenges on women’s childbearing and postpartum experiences and outcomes. She became interested in research in order to better understand the needs of her midwifery clients who were trauma survivors. Her first research project culminated in the book Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse, which was named the 2008 Book of the Year by the America College of Nurse Midwives. Sperlich has taken part in several trauma-focused perinatal studies and is co-author of a psychosocial intervention for pregnant survivors of abuse, the “Survivor Moms’ Companion.” She completed her PhD with a dual title in Social Work and Infant Mental Health at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 2014.
Mickey says: “My research is centered on furthering our understanding of how trauma and mental health challenges can affect a woman’s experience of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I am also dedicated to developing trauma-specific interventions to promote healthy parenting and interrupt cycles of violence and psychiatric vulnerability.”
Mark December 20, 2019 on your calendars for this very special edition of Breakfast for Babies and Register Today!