Follow this to the website where there is information on brain development and the effects of maltreatment on it as well as information about bonding/attachment and the influence of maltreatment on those processes
Has link to article on perinatal mood disorders that clarifies difference between baby blues and postpartum depression. Also has link to some material on/for postpartum depression and dads.
This seems like a great opportunity for doing some cross-country comparison and/or for having them think about how all aspects of development can be affected for a particular age group or what is likely to be most affected for a particular age group. Maybe ask them to write or talk in groups in class about what they think might be most affected, then have them do some browsing & draw some conclusions about whether they were correct? Would help to have a research-based article for them to read or draw on as well. May already exist at the site, but I'd prefer a very recent article considering current US economic issues and jobless rate increases.