Primary care pediatricians and newborn discharge nurses give caregivers good guidance about a newborn’s physical health:
how to bathe and feed them and take their temperatures. However, they seldom address infants’ social and emotional needs.
Social-Emotional Targeted-Anticipatory guidance, SET-AG, is a novel educational intervention developed by Doctor Anselm Anyoha. SET-AG gives primary care pediatricians and newborn-discharge-nurses the direct tools to bridge that gap.
With SET-AG, these healthcare practitioners deliver the essence of true nurturing to caregivers in a short, easy to understand, and clear manner. The SET-AG domains include maternal sensitivity, communication, calm and regulation, affect attunement, and synchronicity. These five components not only augment one another but also enhance the social-emotional health of infants and children.