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ERIC Number: EJ827202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Breaking the Cycle: Using a Relational Approach to Address the Impact of Maternal Substance Use on Regulation and Attachment in Children
Motz, Mary; Leslie, Margaret; DeMarchi, Gina
Zero to Three, v27 n4 p19-25 Mar 2007
Breaking the Cycle (BTC), founded in 1995, is an early identification, prevention, and treatment program for pregnant and parenting women who abuse substances. The authors explore the impact of substance abuse on early attachment relationships and on infant regulatory functioning. BTC focuses on building and enhancing the mother's relationships, delivering a range of services through a single-access model with street outreach and home visitation components. The success of BTC indicates that modeling supportive relationships helps mothers increase their capacity for healthy and satisfying relationships, leading to positive mother-child interactions and more secure infants and children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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