ERIC Number: ED357517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Parents, Mental Illness, and the Primary Health Care of Infants and Young Children.
Fenichel, Emily, Ed.
Zero to Three, v13 n5 Apr-May 1993
This bulletin issue contains five papers on the theme of adults with mental illness who are parents of very young children. "Parents, Mental Illness, and the Primary Health Care of Infants and Young Children" (John N. Constantino) offers the experience of a trainee in a combined residency in pediatrics and psychiatry, focusing on identification, risk assessment, and initial management of infants of mentally ill parents. "Maternal Depression as a Context for Child Rearing" (Sherryl H. Goodman and others) examines characteristics of maternal depression, the potential parenting impairments brought about by depression, characteristics of infants and young children of depressed mothers, and interventions. "Treating the Relationships Affected by Postpartum Depression: A Group Therapy Model" (Roseanne Clark and others) describes a therapeutic approach to addressing the needs of the mother with postpartum depression as well as her infant, their relationship, and the family. "Previewing: An Intervention Strategy for Psychiatrically Ill Parents of Infants and Toddlers" (Paul V. Trad) discusses an intervention protocol which helps parents to make predictions about their child's future and about changes in the parent-infant relationship that will occur when new skills are mastered. "Providing Integrated Treatment for Parent/Infant Dyads at Risk because of Parental Emotional and Mental Illness" (Barbara D. Munk) describes a comprehensive, community-based model for parents with mental illness, called the Parent/Infant Therapeutic Program. (JDD)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Rearing, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Depression (Psychology), Handicap Identification, Individual Characteristics, Infants, Intervention, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Counseling, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Pediatrics, Prediction, Primary Health Care, Psychiatry, Therapy, Toddlers, Young Children
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, 2000 14th St., North, Suite 390, Arlington, VA 22201-2500.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Zero to Three/National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Arlington, VA.