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ERIC Number: EJ1125832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Everyday Miracles: Supporting Parents of Infants in Foster Care
Wotherspoon, Evelyn; McInnis, Jan
ZERO TO THREE, v33 n6 p31-36 Jul 2013
This article describes a model for supporting parents and their infants during separations due to temporary foster care. Using a case example, the authors describe a model for visit coaching, including their process for assessment and strategies used for intervention. The lessons learned are: (a) that individual parents can present very differently when contextual risk factors are properly addressed; (b) that interventions need to target specific risk factors such as untreated mental health problems, unemployment, or housing problems before attachment-based interventions can be effective; and (c) attachment theory and practice has significant utility in supporting mothers and their infants in foster care.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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