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ERIC Number: EJ1125490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Therapeutic Guidance for Infants and Families: Using Multi-Family Groups as an Extension of Child-Parent Psychotherapy
Frame, Laura; Ivins, Barbara; Wong, Lynette; Cantrell, Sally
ZERO TO THREE, v35 n6 p2-9 Jul 2015
Treatment of very young children in foster care involves the complex dynamics of a child's trauma history, multiple relationships, and caregivers' and providers' feelings about working with the child welfare system. Through the story of a toddler removed from his parents and placed in foster care, the authors illustrate a model of combined group and dyadic treatment: the Therapeutic Guidance for Infants and Families (TGIF) program. They describe the extension of Child-Parent Psychotherapy to multi-family group treatment, and ways that group interventions, as well as a stance of transparent collaboration with child welfare, can facilitate therapy with a child, his parents, and foster caregivers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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