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ERIC Number: EJ824368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Prevention of Fatherhood Disorders--Accompanying Early Father-Child Interaction in Day-Care Centers
Lamour, Martine; Letronnier, Paulette
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v18 n2 p191-210 Jun 2003
Over the last fifteen years, increasing numbers of fathers have been attending medical or day-care centers for young children, traditionally "reserved" for mothers and babies. Thus the professionals who work there are able to take an active part in the "co-construction of the fathers" by accompanying their emerging fatherhood. The Research-Action-Training approach used in partnership with the public health service ("Mother and Child Protection" in Paris) has proven to be a particularly interesting tool for modifying the routine found in day-care centers. Through the transfer of knowledge on fatherhood processes and new triadic models, it has led to improvements in the manner fathers are welcome but also babies and the whole family. The preventive approach taken with disturbed father-baby relationships and fatherhood disorders will be illustrated by short clinical examples. (Contains 3 figures and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A