Title

Promoting Supportive Parenting in New Mothers with Substance-Abuse Problems: A Pilot Randomized Trial of Residential Treatment Plus an Attachment-Based Parenting Program

Date

2014

Author(s)

Lisa J. Berlin, Meghan Shanahan, and Karen Appleyard Carmody

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Model(s)

  • Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC)

Description

This pilot randomized trial tested the feasibility and efficacy of supplementing residential substance-abuse treatment for new mothers with a brief, yet rigorous, attachment-based parenting program. Twenty-one predominantly (86%) White mothers and their infants living together in residential substance-abuse treatment were randomly assigned to the program (n = 11) or control (n = 10) group. Program mothers received 10 home-based sessions of Dozier’s Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) intervention. Post intervention observations revealed more supportive parenting behaviors among the randomly assigned ABC mothers. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Standardized assessment tools

Status

Finished

For More Information

Berlin, L. J., Shanahan, M., & Appleyard Carmody, K. (2014). Promoting supportive parenting in new mothers with substance‐use problems: A pilot randomized trial of residential treatment plus an attachment‐based parenting program. Infant Mental Health Journal35(1), 81-85. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21427
Author Contact Information:
Lisa J. Berlin
lberlin@ssw.umaryland.edu

Topics

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