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Seasons of Life. Infancy & Early Childhood. Videotape

Beginning with the first years of life, this program explores the early influences of the biological and social clocks, how children develop, and how they gain confidence and curiosity.

©1990; 60 min. HQ 503 S439 PROG 1

Postpartum. From Pregnant to Parent. DVD.

This program is a survival guide which helps new parents navigate a variety of life challenges, from emotional mood swings and relationship issues, to juggling the demands of daily life. Segments include:

  1. Feelings - changing feelings about baby and self
  2. Relationships - stresses and dividng the workload, romance, and communicating effectively
  3. Getting Support - building a support eam, groups for new parents, and community resources
  4. Taking Care of You - nourishment, sleep, and exercise, taking time for yourself
  5. Work and Childcare - easing the back-to-work transition, childcare options and checklists

©2006. 36 min. WQ 500 P857
Distributed by Injoy
Purchased with funds from the Martha L. Bankhead Book Fund in Nursing.

Diapers and Delirium. Video

This program is narrated by Jeanne Driscoll, an RN, who teaches parents in a humorous way how to cope with having a new baby at home.

©1998. 27 min. WQ 500 D353
Distributed by Childbirth Graphics

Denver II. Video

A demonstration of the Denver II Developmental Screening test is given on a 22 month old child.

©1993. 30 min. WS 100 D416

The Growing Child: Infancy Through Adolescence. Infancy. Video

Presents normal patterns of physical development in infants. Psychosexual, psychosocial, and cognitive theories of Freud, Erikson and Piaget are shown and behavior states of newborns are presented. Suggestions are made for nursing activities during health care in infancy to promote trust formation and healthy growth.

©1990. 30 min. WS 100 G884 PROG 1
Distributed by Lippincott

How Your Baby Grows. Poster

Poster describes body, hand, speech and social development at various stages: newborn, 2 months, 4 months, 7 months, 10 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months and 24 months.

Poster Cabinet

Bayley Scales of Infant Development II. Kit

A kit of materials used for the evaluation of a child's developmental status in the first 2 1/2 years of life.

©1993; Reserve Desk

Infant Development. A First-Year Guide to Growth and Learning. Video

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and Dr. Stanley help the parent learn about how your baby sets his own pace, how you can guide and enhance the baby's development, how to avoide pushing baby too far, too fast, developmental norms and sequences, what infants know at birth, motor skills development, the magic of taste, touch, sight and sound, parent/child bonding and how language develops.

©1987; 45 min. WS 100 I43

Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. Videocassette

Dr. Brazelton explains the concepts behind the scale and does an actual assessment. We have two versions, one from 1984 and an updated version from 1999. Also available is a book "Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. 3rd ed. by Brazelton and Nugent and a testing kit.

©1984/1999; 22 min. WS 105 N438

Helping Parents Understand Their Newborn. DVD

Discusses and demonstrates the CLNBAS (Clinical Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale),a brief neurobehavioral assessment tool which clinicians and educators can use to sensitize parents to their babies' remarkable capacities, and to support them at a time when they may feel vulnerable and in need of information and support.

It can help parents make informed choices about caregiving and promote a positive relationship between the parents and their newborn child. Dr Brazelton speaks about the scale.

©2003; 35 min. WS 105 H483

Touchpoints Encounters with Brazelton & Trainer's Guide. DVD & Notebook

The Touchpoint video encounters series featuring Dr. Brazelton and families with young children has been created exclusively for Touchpoints trainers to use in training sessions as a replacement for live encounters. In this series, five families, each at a significant Touchpoint, were filmed in a live visit with Dr. Brazelton. Each video reflects the individuality of the family and illustrates the distinctive elements of the Touchpoints approach.

The Touchpoints trainer's guide is a companion to this video series. It is intended as a map to the landscape of each Touchpoint video encounter, and has been written to aid trainers in preparing to use the videos for training sessions.

©2005; 35 min. WS 105 T722
Distributed by Brazelton Touchpoints Center

One Year Through Toddlerhood. Touchpoints. A Brazelton Study. Video

Parenting videos which will help new parents anticipate coming changes and growth in their child and make decisions about how to handle and understand him/her. Tape 1: Pregnancy, Birth & the First Weeks of Life; Tape 2: The First Month Through the First Year; Tape 3: One Year Through Toddlerhood.

©1997. WS 113 T7227

Pediatrics: Psychosocial Care. Infants and Toddlers. Video

This video, part of a four-part series, focuses on the psychosocial care of ill infants and toddlers. The program discusses the health professional's role in caring for the ill infant or toddler and family. It describes the cognitive and psychosocial development of children from birth to three years. It emphasizes attachment facilitation, pain management and the promotion of normal development.

©1995. 31 min. WS 105 P371 Prog 1
Distributed by Concept Media

When the Bough Breaks. Video

Frontline explores the bond between parents and children and the profound implications for children's behavior later in life if that attachment is hampered. Three families are shown in therapy. One family has a 2 year old who refuses to eat; another family has a one year who won't sleep; and the last family has an 18 month old who wakes frequently at night and throws tantrums at dinner. Play is used to assess the children.

©1995; 57 min. WS 105.5 C3 W567

The Awakening & Growth of the Human: Studies in Infant Mental Health. The Nature of Human Attachments in Infancy. Video

Discusses the research that led to current understandings of the nature of human attachments in infancy; how bonds are formed, how and why they fail to form or may develop in shallow or anxious ways, & what difference it makes to the awakening and growth of the human.

©1986. 54 min. WS 105.5 .F2 A964 Prog 1
Distributed by Infant-Parent Institute, Champaign, IL

The Awakening & Growth of the Human: Studies in Infant Mental Health. Conducting an Infant Mental Health Family Assessment. Video

Part 1 discusses in detail the process of conducting an infant mental health assessment. Part two will describe the particulars of that assessment: in what order things should be done, what sort of questions should be asked, and how to make sure that no stone is left unturned.

©1986. 60 min. WS 105.5 .F2 A964 Prog 3
Distributed by Infant-Parent Institute, Champaign, IL

Mother Infant Communication: The Beginning of Language. Videocassette

The videotape is a demonstration of mother-infant communication and its significance to infant growth and development. The screening instrument is an observational procedure used to identify mother-infant dyads at risk for a disorder which may threaten the health & welfare of the infant & mother. The manual includes a literature review & summary of disorders of mother-infant communication & instructions on the administration of MICS.

©1988. 16 min. WS 105.5 F2 M9173
Distributed by Community Therapy Services in St. Charles, Illinois.


I Am Your Child. The First Years Last Forever. CD

Discusses the importance of nuturing and enriched experiences in the first three years of life for healthy brain development. Describes what parents can do to provide these experiences. This program gives information about brain research, developmental stages of children up to 3 years and answers many parenting questions. Text is combined with video clips from child development experts.

©1997. On all computers.

How To Bathe Your Baby. Poster

Poster showing the steps for a Sponge Bath and for a Tub Bath.

Poster Cabinet

Nursing Care of the New Family. Knowledge Deficit - Infant Care. Video

The following nursing interventions for teaching new parents are illustrated:1. basic infant care and hygiene; 2. when to call the physician; 3. infant stimulation; 4. comforting a crying baby.

©1991. 30 min. WS 113 K73
Distributed by Concept Media


You and Your Baby. Video/DVD

Provides basic information about infant care and about a new mother's special needs during the first months after birth. Two editions available, 2000 and 2004. The 2000 version is a video and the 2004 version is a DVD.

©2000, 2004. 90 min. WS 113 Y67


Nutrition of the Infant. 4 Videocassettes

  1. Diet During Pregnancy. 24 min. WS 120 N976 Program 1
    Presents the effects of nutrition on both the embryo/fetus and on the mother. Emphasis is given to particular micronutrients shown to be deficint in pregnancy such as folic acid, calcium, vitamin D, iron, and zinc. Substances and food to be avoided such as alcohol, excess vitamin A, certain fish, and food items that may be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes are noted as well.
  2. Benefits of Breastfeeding. 24 min. WS 120 N976 Program 2
    Discusses the reasons breastfeeding is particularly beneficial to infants, emhasizing the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months and continued breastfeeding with the addition of solid foods for 1 year or longer. Benefits to the mother are presented as well.

    The eidemiology of breastfeeding is discussed and factors influencing the decision to breastfeed are cited including the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.
  3. Techniques for Successful Breastfeeding. 29 min. WS 120 N976 Program 3
    This program is composed of two short segments. Part 1: Getting Started and "How To" examines the physiology of breastfeeding and suckling, discusses the first feedings including infant readiness, and demonstrates positioning and proper "latching on".

    Part 2: Problem Solving and Monitoring the Baby discusses causes and treatment for engorgement and sore nipples, and the importance of monitoring the baby including patterns of eating, signs of insufficient breast milk, weight gain, appetite spurts, and common myths about breastfeeding.
  4. Formula Feeding. 24 min. WS 120 N976 Program 4
    Examines the various types of formula available such as cow's milk-based, soy-protein-based and various specialty formulas for infants with particular requirements. Discusses the three forms of formula--powdered, concentrated liquid, and ready-to-use, stressing the importance of mothers and caregivers following the directions exactly. Precautions to prevent contamination of the formula are included and the technique for feeding is illustrated.

©2003. WS 120 N976 prog 1-4
Distributed by Concept Media

Helping a Mother to Breastfeed. Videocassette

This video explains the essential skills needed by the nurse to enable a mother to successfully breastfeed. It teaches how to help mothers to initiate feeding and to understand the process. Emphasis is placed on correct latching on.

©1990. 20 min. WS 125 H483
Distributed by Childbirth Graphics

To Baby with Love and The Comfortable Latch. DVD

The Comfortable Latch is a guide to successful breastfeeding and To Baby with Love is about overcoming breastfeeding barriers.

©2006. 20 min. WS 125 T627
Distributed by the Texas Department of State Health Services


Resources For When a Baby Dies. At A Loss For Words. Videocassette

Shows how to help those you care for in a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Teaches spouses, family members, friends, neighbors, and early caregivers like clergy, doctors, and nurses how to help and what to say and do.

©1999. 30 min. WS 200 A862
Distributed by Paraclete Press

Resources For When a Baby Dies. Footprints On Our Hearts. Videocassette

How to cope after a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. Offers ways to to cope with these feelings in the days and weeks of grieving that follow, as it speaks words of understanding, encouragment, and hope for the future.

©1999. 60 min. WS 200 F687
Distributed by Paraclete

Discussion with the Parents of a Premature Infant. Videocassette

Marshall Klaus interviews 2 couples who have had ill premature babies. Shows reactions to separation at birth and focuses on alleviation of fear and anxiety with support from the hospital staff. The interviews take place approximately 1 month after release of the infants from the hospitals.

©1976. 31 min. WS 410 D611
Produced by Cas Western Reserve University

Caring for the Premature Infant Series. Videocassette

  1. Parental Perspectives. Program 1
    Describes the grief reaction parents go through as a result of having a premature infant. Discusses how the health professional can help parents get through the stages of grief and attach to their baby.
  2. Support for the Parents after the Initial Crisis. Program 2
    Describes how the hospital staff in the ICU can involve the parents in the care of their premature infant. Discusses communication strategies for hleping the parents to cope with and be comfortable with the situation.
  3. When Acute Illness Becomes Chronic Disease. Program 3
    Describes how the health care professional can prepare the family for long term care of an infant with prolonged or permanent problesm. Focuses on infants with myelomeningocele and bronchopulmonary dysplasis.
  4. The Transition From Hospital to Home. Program 4
    Discusses how the hospital staff can prepare the parents to care for their infant at home. Describes care plans, the discharge exam, introduction of the follow up team visits at home by the social worker, rooming in by the parents before discharge and other ways of helping the parent.

©1986. WS 410 C277


Getting to Know Your Premature Baby. Videocassette

Patient education video. Parent will learn what to expect in the neonatal ICU; their baby's health from head to toe; possible complications related to various illnesses and how to cope with the stress and frustration that will likely occur.

©1995. WS 410 G394
Distributed by Family Experiences Productions

Discussion with Parents of Premature Infants. Videocassette

Marshall Klaus interviews 2 couples who have had ill premature babies. Shows reactions to separation at birth and focuses on alleviation of fear and anxiety with support from the hospital staff. The interviews take place approximately 1 month after release of the infants from the hospitals.

©1975. WS 410 D611
Distributed by Case Western Reserve

Smarter Than You Think. Video

This program examines how babies are actually smarter than most people think, and that it is critical for a child's development to treat a baby accordingly. Several case studies demonstrate how newborn babies react to sight and sound, and how they have actual likes and dislikes even before they are two weeks old.

A look at how neglecting a baby's need for sight, sound, and emotional stimulus can have tragic results, is documented through a look at abandoned babies. The four stages of a baby's emotional development during their first year is shown, as well as how a parent should care for their baby during this time through a series of case studies.

This program was an ABC news 20/20/presentation.
©1984. 19 min. WS 420 S636

Newborn Behavior and Reflexes. Poster

Nine photographs on a poster showing the following newborn reflexes: rooting, moro, grasp, tonic neck, babinski toe, plantar toe, walking, lift and turn head and ignore stimuli.

©1984. Poster Cabinet
Distributed by Childbirth Graphics

Gestational Age Assessment. Video

Part one: Introduction to the Ballard tool; Technique for performing the assessment. Part two: Comparison of characteriscs. Features various degrees of maturity. Part three: Posttest. The learner is asked to score the infant presented.

©1991. WS 420 G393
Distributed by Lippincott

Newborn Examination - Abnormal Signs & Syndromes. George Sharpe. Videocassette

Dr. George Sharpe, MD from Brackenridge Hospital, shows and discusses slides picturing newborn abnormalities and syndromes, e.g. hypertelorism, hyphema, clitoromegoly, ambiguous genitalia, Poland's anomaly.

©1983. WS 420 N534

The Infant Patient Encounter. CD

Part 1 focuses on interviewing parents and presents various video clips, asking students to critique the interviewing strategy. Part 2 covers the infant physical examination and progresses through the body systems, demonstrating anatomic structures and examination techniques while using charts and screening tools. This cd contains numerous video clips, animations, still photos, case studies, and heart and lung sounds, and includes a post-test.

©1986. WS 420 I43
Distributed by Lippincott

Physical Assessment of the Normal Newborn. Videocassette

Head-to--toe assessment of a normal newborn, filmed in a hospital newborn nursery.  Includes gestational age assessment techniques, heart, breath and bowel sounds and graphic outline of underlying cranial sutures.

©1986. WS 420 P5778
Produced by Purdue University

What a Healthy Newborn Baby Looks Like. Poster

Poster showing photograph of a newborn baby. The characteristics are described.

Poster Cabinet

Nurses: Battling for Babies. Videocassette

Viewers watch a medical team deliver premature triplets, then follow the infants to neonatal intensive care, where nurses help bring them back from the brink of death. Viewers also a nurse midwife as she provides critical prenatal care to Baltimore inner-city teens. This video reveals the highs and lows of obstetrics nursing through a nurse as she helps bring a healthy baby into the world one moment, then helps a mother cope with loss the next.

©2001. WY 12 N974 Prog 3
Distributed by Discovery Health Channel

Dreams and Dilemmas. DVD

This program follows one couple and their premature twin sons over a six month noenatal intensive care course. The needs of parents and health professionals for better understanding of decision-making are addressed through viewing without narration or preaching an experience of a family and their nurses, physicians, social worker, hospital chaplain and others.

©2005.   58 min and 40 min version. WY 85 D771
Distributed by Fanlight Productions


In Our Midst.  DVD

Filmmaker Richard Kahn spent almost a year following a family who have 4 children, all graduates of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  These four children represent a range of outcomes, from unimpaired survival to serious physical and learning deficits.  This film captures the family's extraordinary mutal devotion as well as the burdens of an unending regimen of care.

©2002.   56 min.  WY 85 I35
Distributed by Fanlight Productions


Born Dying. Videocassette

Presents the agony of a couple who suddenly find themselves the parents of a dying baby and the plight of the neonatal ICU nurse who must provide direct care for the baby until a treatment decision is made. Focuses on the issue of withholding life-saving treatment from seriously ill handicapped newborns.

©1983. WY 85 B736
Distributed by Baxley Media Group