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Dr Marilyn Sanders

Dr Marilyn Sanders

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Polyvagal Theory and the Developing Child

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Dr Marilyn R Sanders is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist who cares for critically ill babies, infants, and their families at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Hartford, CT. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr Sanders' philosophy of care is informed by the Polyvagal Theory's framework recognizing our unconscious awareness of whether we are safe, in danger, or in a life threatening situation drives our feelings, emotions, and behaviors. Her scholarly interest is providing trauma-informed care to hospitalized newborns, infants, young children, and their families. She also provides fetal-neonatal palliative care services and neurodevelopmental follow-up for babies and infants up to 3 years old. Dr Sanders lectures throughout the United States and Europe. She has authored papers and book chapters on trauma-informed care for young infants, children, and their families in the hospital setting. Dr Sanders is currently under book contract with WW Norton and Company. Her book, The Polyvagal Theory and the Developing Child: Systems of Care for Strengthening Kids, Families, and Communities has been published in fall of 2021.


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