Lecture 6 2011 - Psych/HD 2820 Community Outreach October...

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Unformatted text preview: Psych/HD 2820 Community Outreach October 4, 2011 http://www.frick.org/ http://www.frick.org/ Todays Lecture 1. Mothers & Children from a prevention standpoint. When, how and where to you intervene? 2. Case Study: Early Trauma of Substance-Addicted Mothers 3. Case Intervention: The Prenatal/Early Infancy Project 4. Case Methods: Home Visitors and Mothers Attachment Style 5. Back in the Bronx Case Study : Childhood Experiences of Abuse, Later Substance Use, and Parenting Outcomes Among Low-Income Mothers Marcenko, Kemp & Larson, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry July 2000 ( from p. 326) The purpose of the research here is to test a developmental model that incorporates childhood experiences of abuse, its relationship to adult functioning, and child placement in a sample of African-American mothers with young children and a history of substance abuse. Research such as this, which conceptually unites the relationships among childhood trauma, adult functioning, and parenting, and which offers guidance for the development of evidence- based interventions that integrate these domains, will be vital to the success of this much-needed collaboration . Theoretical Model 1. Early sexual victimization is a central factor in womens addiction to drugs and alcohol. 2. Studies have shown that women with early sexual victimization are more likely to have their children placed outside the home. 3. Substance-abusing mothers are more likely to use punitive or threatening measures but 4. They are also more likely to feel guilt or remorse over the way they treat their children, and this may in part motivate them to seek help. 5. No studies have looked at the severity of drug use among addicted mothers and its impact on parenting. Measures (questionnaires/structured interviews) 1. Childhood history of physical and/or sexual abuse 2. Substance abuse (and its severity) 3. Social Support 4. Psychological Function (Brief Symptom Index) 5. Attitudes toward Parenting: 1) inapropriate parental expectations 2) lack of empathy toward childs needs 3) parental value of physical punishment 4) parent-child role reversal Sample Characteristics Sample: 127 African American Mothers who met one of the following: current or past substance abuse, hx of incarceration, children in out-of-home placement, HIV- positive, domestic violence, late or no prenatal care. Results Abuse History 1. 53.5% of the women reported physical or sexual abuse in childhood....
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