Promoting supportive parenting in new mothers with substance-use problems: a pilot randomized trial of residential treatment plus an attachment-based parenting program.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This pilot randomized trial tested the feasibility and efficacy of supplementing residential substance-abuse treatment for new mothers with a brief, yet rigorous, attachment-based parenting program. Twenty-one predominantly (86%) White mothers and their infants living together in residential substance-abuse treatment were randomly assigned to the program (n = 11) or control (n = 10) group. Program mothers received 10 home-based sessions of Dozier's Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) intervention. Postintervention observations revealed more supportive parenting behaviors among the randomly assigned ABC mothers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Berlin, LJ; Shanahan, M; Appleyard Carmody, K

Published Date

  • 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 81 - 85

PubMed ID

  • 25424409

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4461036

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-0355

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/imhj.21427


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States