Join Jody Manley, Ph.D. Clinical Director, Mt. Hope Family Center, (Rochester, New York) and an expert on infant attachment, as she gives a keynote address to Rochester’s early childhood community. She introduces the general concept of infant attachment and its critical importance in child development. Time – 47 minutes
Author Amy Baker interviews Audrey Abbondanzieri, Adjunct Professor at Monroe Community College and Empire State College and Justine Adams, Lead Teacher, MCC Child Care Center, as they discuss attachment in the child care setting and how centers are trying to provide the vital relationships to the children in their charge. Time – 27 minutes
Dr. Danielle Morris, Psychologist, University of Rochester and private practice, discusses the role of attachment and how it helps a child reach potential. Time – 26 minutes
Jim Coffey interviews Amy Baker and Gambi White-Tennant, infant/toddler specialists, as they look at attachment as it applies to child care settings and falling in love with someone else’s child. Time – 27 minutes
Introduction to Lead Poisoning – Everything you need to know about lead poisoning. Host Joseph Hill, Communication Director for the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning interviews a variety of experts and victims as he explores the many-layered topic of lead, its effects on children and how to prevent it. This one-hour special addresses all aspects of this community danger. His guests include; Ralph Spezio from the University of Rochester’s Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Dr. David Broadbent, retired pediatrician, Julie Simmons, parent of a child with high lead levels, parent Johnny Burkhardt, Jamie Barclay, MS/CAS, Educational Director, Rochester Real Estate Investors Club, Dionne Woodley, RD, CLC and WIC Dietician, Edwin Agron, ABC, Lead Resource Center and George Lyke (In Memoriam) NYS Health Department. Time – 60 minutes.
Nutrition Tips while Breastfeeding — Join Katherine Ippolito in her interview with fellow Registered Dietitian Heather Fiore as they explore nutrition for breastfeeding mothers. “What can I eat while breastfeeding?” — “What are the benefits?” — “How often should I feed the baby?” are a few of the many topics explored in this easy-to-follow Q/A format. (15 minutes) (Our special thanks to the Genesee Dietetic Association for content and also to Bob Muir for post-production)
International Adoption – Ellen Fazio and Barbara Monahan, Adoption social workers at Hillside Adoption Services, Rochester, NY are interviewed by Lisa Maynard as they explore the many layers of international adoption. Time – 24 minutes
An introduction to Adoption through the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program – Lisa Maynard interviews Lisa Petrosino, Adoption Social Worker, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter, to learn about adoption and this wonderful program. Time 28 minutes.
Introduction to Open, Domestic Infant Adoption – Lisa Maynard introduces Karen Rabish, adoptive mom and facilitator of the Birthmother Support Network who discusses open adoption with adoptive parents Robin and Patrick Flanigan, their daughter Annalie and birthmother Jessica Fleming. A variety of issues are openly discussed by all parties. Time – 30 minutes.Adoption
Adoption 101 – “Everything you always wanted to know about adoption but didn’t know who to ask.” Host Lisa Maynard, Family Finding and Adoption Services, Hillside Children’s Center, Rochester, NY introduces the viewer to the world of adoption. She interviews Michael Finn, Permanency Specialist, Jacqueline Morrison CSW, Adoption Caseworker and Gregory Franklin, Esq. Ashcroft, Franklin & Young. All the issues from the start of the process though the end are addressed. This video is ideal for anyone considering adoption. Time 34 minutes.