Jolene Pearson Journal Author Spotlight
Pathways to Positive Parenting: Helping Parents Nurture Healthy Development in the Earliest Months
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Pathways to Positive Parenting focuses on helping professionals learn how to provide support and use evidence-based information in working with parents of newborns. Dr. Pearson will address the roles and responsibilities of professionals with new parents and describe two innovative Pathways approaches that have been highly successfully in engaging parents.
About Jolene Pearson
Jolene Pearson, Ph.D., IMH-E® (IV), is Associate Professor and Director, Early Childhood Teacher Education at Bethel University.
Dr. Pearson’s career spans 35 years in the field of early childhood education as both a practitioner and a higher education instructor. She is a certified Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale examiner, Level 4 Infant Mental Health Mentor and holds teaching licenses in the fields of Parent Education, Early Childhood Education, and Early Childhood Special Education. Her research focuses on pre-service teacher preparation in early childhood teacher education programs.
The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) System as a Form of Intervention and Support for New Parents