Nurturing Infant Caregiver Relationships
Doctor Anselm Anyoha, who created this page,
is a board-certified Pediatrician and holds a master’s degree in Infant and Early Child Development.
A Pediatrician introduces Social Emotional
Targeted Anticipatory Guidance (SET-AG), a
5 component evidence based practices that
boost quality Infant-Caregiver relationship, and
which he believes would promote social
emotional health in infant and children.
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.