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Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) Training - February 2018, Launceston

NBO Australia

Friday, 16 February 2018 at 3:30 pm - Saturday, 17 February 2018 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)

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NBO Training Workshop 

Venue:  Northern Integrated Care Centre, 41 Frankland Street, Launceston, TAS 7250


Day one:     Half day workshop: Friday 16th February, from 3.30 pm to 7pm.

Day two:     Full day workshop: Saturday 17th February, from 9am to 5pm.

Attendance to both days is required.

NBO Training for professionals

NBO Australia at The Women's is the official training centre in Australia and New Zealand for the NBO system developed by the Brazelton Institute, Boston (MA, USA).

What is the NBO system?

The Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) system is a relationship building tool that fosters a postive parent-infant interactive relationship. A supportive, nurturing relationship that is sensitive and responsive to the infant’s needs is a sign of parents' successful adaptation to parenting and optimises their infant's neurological and psychological development.

The NBO consists of a set of 18 neurobehavioral observations, which describe the newborn's capacities and behavioral adaptation from birth to the third month of life. It is designed to be easy to use and is a helpful tool for obstetric, midwifery, mental health, paediatric and general practice professionals who work with parents during the perinatal period. In the NBO session, the clinician and parent observe and interpret together the infant's behavioral communication and identify the kind of support the infant needs from their parent for their successful growth and development. The NBO provides parents with individualized information about their infant's behavior, so that they can appreciate their baby's unique competencies and vulnerabilities and thereby respond to their baby, in a way that best meets her or his developmental needs.

The NBO can be flexibly administered with a view to promoting a positive bond between parent and child and between clinician and family. It is inherently interactive and family-centred, because parents are involved as partners in the NBO session throughout. 

What does NBO training constitute?

NBO Australia at the Women’s provides NBO training workshops at various venues around Australia. Typically two of the training faculty members work with groups of up to 30 clinicians.

Training to become a certified NBO provider constitutes three steps:

  1. An initial three hour afternoon or twilight training workshop
  2. Followed by a full-day training workshop session
  3. Followed by the clinician conducting and writing up five NBO sessions by themselves (including one videoed intervention) and providing these to the trainers.

Cancellations and refunds

If you book a training but do not attend no refund will be given. A refund will only be available if cancellation is made at least one week prior to the first booked session.

If for any reason the scheduled training is postponed or cancelled registrants will be contacted and a refund of registration fees will be arranged.

For further information please visit our webpage

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Northern Integrated Care Centre,
41 Frankland Street,
Launceston, Tasmania 7250

Friday, 16 February 2018 at 3:30 pm - Saturday, 17 February 2018 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)

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