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General Information

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The Bringing Baby Home (BBH) Program is dedicated to improving the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families. This program, created and researched in the state of Washington, is now offered across the nation and around the world. The program promotes social change by making BBH available as part of the standard birth preparation program offered to expectant couples in community settings. Through the success of BBH, millions of babies and young families at every socio-economic level and from every ethnic and racial group can build a strong foundation that is emotionally sensitive to babies and family relationships.

Curriculum Purpose

1. Learn how to maintain relationship satisfaction after having a baby. 2. Reduce relationship hostility and increase affection. 3. Promote positive parent-baby interactions. 4. Promote quality involvement for both parents. 5. Reduce the incidence or severity of postpartum mood disorders.

Curriculum Type Healthy Marriage / Relationship
Edition 2
Other Versions Available Not Specified
Total Hours 12.00 hours
Total Hours Flexible Yes
Frequency Options: 1. 2-day, one weekend 2. 2-day, 2 weekend 3. 5-week series
Frequency Flexible Yes
Delivery Format In-Person
Optional Topic Areas Available Not Specified
Supplemental Facilitator Aids Available Yes
Curriculum Has Been Evaluated Yes
Other Languages Available Not Specified

Target Learner Characteristics

Age Not Specified
Income Level Not Specified
Race / Ethnicity Not Specified
Education / Literacy Level Not Specified
Relationship Status Not Specified
Military Family Not Specified
Incarcerated Father Not Specified
Non-residental Father Not Specified
Multi-partner Family Not Specified
Step Family Not Specified
Expectant Family Yes
Parents Yes
Relationship In-Distress Not Specified

Contact Information



Basic Instructional Materials "1. One Training Manual: Gottman Educator Training Manual, 300 pages. 2. One Couple’s Workbook: Bringing Baby Home Couple’s Workbook, 250 pages. 3. Six Card Decks: These fun, interactive cards are used in the Bringing Baby Home Workshop with parents as interactive exercises. 4. PowerPoint for Educators: Newly revised and updated, this PowerPoint includes the official revised presentation of the BBH workshop in its entirety. 5. BBH Videos: Narrated by Dr. John Gottman, the What’s Baby Saying? and Let’s Play with Baby videos are essential resources featuring authentic lab footage that focus on infant communication. 6. Organizational Resources: including marketing templates, budgeting outlines and other tools for the administrative organization of your couples’ classes."
Basic Materials Cost Not Specified
Additional Training Costs Yes
Copies Can Be Made No
Discounts Yes

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance is Available Yes

Evaluation Tools

Customer Satisfaction Survey Available Yes
Pre/Post Tests Available Not Specified
Additional Cost Not Specified
Test Grading Options Not Specified

Facilitator Requirements

Facilitator Qualifications The Educator Training program is designed for professionals who work with expectant parents and families with young children.
Additional Teaching Requirements Not Specified
Technology Requirements Video Capabilities
Instructional Approach Lecture, exercises, video segments, role play and modeling
Who Attends Individuals or couples, flexible depending on population. Complete program designed to be used with parenting couple, but can be modified to account for special populations.
Group Size Not Specified
Facilitator Training Required Yes

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