My Baby & Me

mom and 2 toddlers

Principal Investigator: John Borkowski, Ph.D.

Co-Investigators: Christine Willard Noria, Ph.D., M.Ed. and Jeanne Mattei, MSW

The My Baby & Me project is a large scale, multi-site prevention project launched in 2003 with funding from NIH. Collaborators include faculty from Georgetown University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Texas – Houston. The home-based intervention is designed to increase the occurrence of responsive and sensitive parenting in high-risk mothers of infants by helping them create new mental models of parenting and new parenting styles and practices. Our goals are to develop responsive parents who are aware of the importance of language, cognitive stimulation, and reading enrichment, and the respective roles they play in helping children achieve important developmental milestones. The program begins in the mother’s last trimester of pregnancy and includes approximately 54 intervention visits over the first 30 months of the child’s life.

This project is no longer recruiting new participants.

For additional information, please contact Jeanne Mattei at jmattei@nd.edu.