Chapter 27. Foundations of Human Development: Maternal Care in the Early Years

  1. Prabha S. Chandra2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,4,
  3. Jane Fisher5,6,
  4. Marianne Kastrup7,
  5. Unaiza Niaz8,9,
  6. Marta B. Rondón10 and
  7. Ahmed Okasha11
  1. Linda M. Richter and
  2. Tamsen Rochat

Published Online: 18 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch27

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

How to Cite

Richter, L. M. and Rochat, T. (2009) Foundations of Human Development: Maternal Care in the Early Years, in Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society (eds P. S. Chandra, H. Herrman, J. Fisher, M. Kastrup, U. Niaz, M. B. Rondón and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

  2. 3

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 4

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  5. 6

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Women's Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  6. 7

    Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychiatric Department, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7. 8

    The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

  8. 9

    The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

  9. 10

    Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

  10. 11

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. Child, Youth, Family and Social Development Programme, Human Sciences Research Council, Durban, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470754115

Online ISBN: 9780470746738

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Keywords:

  • foundations of human development - maternal care in early years;
  • child development and human culture;
  • intense emotional and communicative interaction - between parents and young children;
  • parenting and establishing emotional contact with child;
  • socioeconomic status and quality of parental partnership;
  • maternal mental health and children's development;
  • depression during pregnancy - strongest predictor of post-partum depression (PPD);
  • risks and threats in early child development and mental healthcare implications;
  • women's paid work and child care - and impact of these on child outcomes;
  • children's development and caring environment for full expression of human capacities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Child development and human culture

  • Interactions and relationships

  • Maternal mental health and children's development

  • Maternal care

  • Implications for mental healthcare

  • Increased choices for women

  • Conclusion

  • References