Chairman of the Children’s Sleep Foundation
Awakening to Reality: New perspectives on infant sleep
Jessica Moura is from Brazil and has been in the United States for over 12 years. She came to the US to pursue her education when she was only 19. As an Army wife, after living in many states she has settled in Alabama with her husband and two daughters. She graduated from Auburn University in Integrative Health Sciences, post-graduated in Traumatic Stress Studies from Trauma Research Foundation, and in Pre and Perinatal Psychology in the United Kingdom with the International Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPPM). Jessica’s sleep education comes from Penn State University and she has dedicated her life to disseminating attachment-based and trauma-informed information about pediatric sleep. Since 2017, she has supported many families and professionals in her company Family Wellness International Institute. In 2020, she published her book Beyond Sleep in Brazil. She is passionate about teaching about parenting, development, and health through an interdisciplinary lens that is respectful to both parents and children. Jessica yearns for a world that understands the importance of good sleep for growth and development, but in ways that are biologically aligned with the needs of a developing infant/child. Jessica founded Children’s Sleep Foundation in 2019.