The intent of this research paper and power point is to provide a foundation to determine the effect secure attachment focused interventions may have on the development of 0-5 year olds of mothers with depression. There is an abundance of data indicating the negative effects maternal depression can have on children, but resources to address the effects are limited. The relationship developed between an infant and the primary caregiver is explored and what happens to attachment when depressive symptoms are present. The data will support strong consideration towards implementing an integrative adult and early intervention model to enhance the relationship between primary caregivers and young children leading to secure attachments and healthy development.
Secure Attachment Focused Interventions
Beth Elaine Rhoads
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