Who was Françoise Dolto ?
What did she do ?
Dolto (19081988) was a famous doctor of child-rearing
known for her special insight into childhood, her sense of humor,
and her unique talent for explaining psychoanalytic theory in simple
terms. Doltos work significantly helped to change the status
of children in modern society. By the time of her death, the versatile
psychoanalyst had produced an abundant literature including theoretical
texts for specialists and articles for the general public. All of
Doltos writings, plus many unpublished texts and audio and
video recordings made during her lectures and radio broadcasts,
are now held at the Françoise Dolto Archives in Paris, France.
This site, open to internet users the world over in French, English,
and Spanish, is designed to be a tool for everyone interested in
Doltos theoretical and clinical researchparents, students,
doctors, social workers, youth workers, and so on.
Along with a detailed biography of Dolto, the site contains an original
album of photos. Under "Maisons Vertes", youll find
a description and addresses of infant-and-parent "nurture centers".
The site also features a list of documents held by the Archives,
plus the latest news on publications, activities, and training based
on Doltos work.
Wed like to hear your comments and suggestions, and we hope
this website will evolve into a good place for sharing ideas and
Welcome to the site!
Association des Archives et Documentation Francoise Dolto,
21 rue Cujas - 75005 Paris
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Espagnol - Maria Amezua