Zero To Thrive News & Events



May 8-10, 2019: The Motown Experience: Birth and Breastfeeding Conference

Courtyard Marriott
333 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

Zero To Thrive is a co-sponsor of this event. 


March 7, 2019. 6:00 - 8:00 pm: Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion
"RESILIENCE -- The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope" 

Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium
University of Michigan Depression Center
4250 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


March 5, 2019. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: Infant Mental Health Statewide Training: Screening and Support for Infants and Toddlers Who Have Experienced Trauma

Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites
2424 S. Mission St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Almost half of all children have experienced at least one traumatic event before the age of 5, and yet often trauma experiences and symptoms that impact very young children go undetected, and unsupported. In this workshop we will review trauma screening tools appropriate for use with young children and will learn about how to observe and assess trauma symptoms in infants, toddlers, and very young children. Additionally, we will explore approaches to diagnosis and treatment and will use video to practice identification of trauma symptoms.
Throughout the presentation there will be an emphasis on practical strategies for working with young children and their families who have experienced traumatic event(s) in order to promote healing. Find out more on the event page. 

Presenter: Kate Rosenblum, PhD; Professor Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology; Co-Director, Women & Infants Mental Health Program and Zero to Thrive; Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan


February 12, 2019: Healio Primary Care Today

USPSTF: Refer pregnant, postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression to counseling

Zero To Thrive co-director, Maria Muzik, MD, offers perspective for this piece. 


January 23, 2019: MedPage Today

Screening for Borderline Personality; Depression Tx -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world

"Pairing a mood induction task and a wearable motion sensor, plus a machine warning algorithm, helped identify anxiety and depression in young kids. 'If anxiety symptoms do not get detected early in life, they might develop into a full-blown anxiety and mood disorder," said study author Maria Muzik, MD, of University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, in a press release. (PLOS One)' "


January 16, 2019:

Wearable sensor may help screen for anxiety and depression in kids

Zero To Thrive researchers are developing a wearable sensor that uses movement to help diagnose anxiety and depression in children. 


October 17, 2018: University of Michigan School of Public Health News Center

"The Best Possible Parent" - Research in Focus with Alison Miller

Parenting can be hard. Alison Miller, associate professor of health behavior and health education at the School of Public Health, and colleagues from Michigan Medicine have launched a research network to study risk and resilience in families, and empower parents.


October 1, 2018: Published Paper in Archives of Women's Mental Health

Childhood adversity and sleep are associated with symptom severity in perinatal women presenting for psychiatric care


June 18, 2018: The Hill

Military families can teach us about the cost of family separations

"Over the past five years, in the course our research, we’ve talked to dozens of military-connected parents of young children about their experiences of family separation due to deployment. Their accounts highlight the resilience and coping abilities of service members and their families. But they also demonstrate the tremendous toll of extended separations."


February 27, 2018: Michigan Health

Camp Helps Kids with Anxiety Learn Coping Skills (and Have Fun, Too)

Developing the tools to combat the debilitating condition is the focus of a new camp for young children.


November 24, 2017: 

Motherhood in the Face of Trauma: Pathways Towards Healing and Growth

Book published by Drs. Maria Muzik and Kate Rosenblum. The book addresses the physical and emotional consequences of interpersonal violence on women entering motherhood.


September 21, 2017: Michigan Health

5 Easy Ways to Parent with Purpose

To care for their children, moms and dads must also take care of themselves. A Michigan Medicine psychologist offers simple solutions to use anytime.