Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A reflective functioning program for substance using mothers and their children: A grant proposal
by Wright, Megan, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 62; 10099859
Abstract (Summary)

New mothers who have substance use dependency often are unable to develop a secure attachment bond with their infants which can cause developmental problems for the growing child. The purpose of this project was to partner with a host agency, identify a potential funder, and write a grant to implement the Minding the Baby reflective functioning program for mothers and their infants at A New Start for Moms, an agency located in Oxnard, California. The proposed program will utilize both public health nurses and a social work clinician to provide a 36-week program for new mothers who are struggling with substance use disorders with the tools and support needed in order to create a healthy attachment with their infant using the principles of reflective functioning. The actual submission or funding of this grant was not a requirement for successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wilson, Steven
Commitee: Lam, Brian, Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Children, Mothers, Reflective functioning, Substance use
Publication Number: 10099859
ISBN: 9781339638157
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