ERIC Number: EJ1125262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
"I Didn't Think He Remembered": Healing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Infants and Toddlers
Ellison, James R.
ZERO TO THREE, v35 n2 p49-55 Nov 2014
The First Steps Domestic Violence Program (First Steps) was developed to address the mental health needs of infants and toddlers entering a domestic violence shelter. When domestic violence occurs, the primary caregiver's ability to help restore a sense of safety for the infant--through regulation of the infant's emotions, sleep, arousal, and attention--helps determine potential long-term impacts on the young child. The First Steps program blends an educational home visiting program with elements of parent-child interventions based on the work of Alicia Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn, with the overarching goal of supporting the relationship between the caregiver and child.
Descriptors: Family Violence, Infants, Toddlers, Environmental Influences, Mental Health, Child Safety, Emotional Response, Intervention, Home Visits, Parent Child Relationship, Program Development, Parent Education, Family Relationship, Empathy
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Education Level: Adult Education
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