Title

Maternal Depression in Home Visitation: A Systematic Review

Date

2010

Author(s)

Robert T. Ammerman, Frank W. Putnam, Nicole R. Bosse, Angelique R. Teeters, and Judith B. Van Ginkel

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Model(s)

  • Early Head Start Home-Based Option
  • Healthy Families America (HFA)

Description

Depression is prevalent in new mothers and has been shown to have profound negative impacts on parenting, maternal life course, and child development. High rates of maternal depression have been found in home visitation, a widely disseminated prevention approach for high risk mothers and their children. This paper reviews the emerging literature on the prevalence, impact, and treatment of depression in the context of home visitation. Findings are synthesized and methodological and design limitations are considered in interpretation of results. Promising approaches to addressing maternal depression and supporting home visitors in working with this clinical population are described. Recommendations for research and practice are offered that build upon the strong foundation of current efforts in this area.(author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Standardized assessment tools

Status

Finished

For More Information

Ammerman, R. T., Putnam, F. W., Bosse, N. R., Teeters, A. R., & Van Ginkel, J. B. (2010). Maternal depression in home visitation: A systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior15(3), 191-200. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2009.12.002
Author Contact Information:
Robert T. Ammerman
robert.ammerman@cchmc.org

Topics

  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Enhancements, Innovations, and Promising Approaches