In Their Own Voice: Mothers in Drug Treatment and Their Views on Parenting, Behavioral Parent Training, and Barriers to Engagement

Mary Louise E. Kerwin, Jeannette Giorgio, Ross Steinman, Beth Rosenwasser

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Abstract

Behavioral parent training offers mothers in drug treatment a valuable opportunity to improve their parenting skills through real-time, individualized coaching, but these mothers might be reluctant to participate with their child. Participants were 23 mothers or female guardians from 4 drug treatment programs with children 1 to 10 years old. Focus group discussions and questionnaires asked about their perspectives on parenting and their interest in and obstacles to participating in behavioral parent training. Detailed narrative responses and quantitative analyses identified some unique issues in parenting for this population as well as logistical, attitudinal, and emotional barriers to participating in behavioral parent training with their children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-358
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

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