Title

Moving Beyond Depression: A Collaborative Approach to Treating Depressed Mothers in Home Visiting Programs

Date

2014

Author(s)

Robert T. Ammerman, Frank W. Putnam, Anqelique R. Teeters, and Judith B. Van Ginkel

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Program Models Included

  • Healthy Families America (HFA)
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • Other Models

Description

Research indicates that up to half of mothers in home visiting experience clinically significant levels of depression during their participation in services. Depression alters maternal life course, negatively impacts child development, and contributes to poorer home visiting outcomes. This
article describes the Moving Beyond Depression (MBD) program, an innovative and evidence-based approach to treating depressed mothers in home visiting. MBD uses In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an empirically validated and collaborative intervention that overcomes barriers to treatment and contributes to recovery from depression and prevention of relapse.
MBD has been successfully disseminated to other home visiting programs nationally. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Standardized assessment tools

Status

Finished

For More Information

Ammerman, R. T., Putnam, F. W., Teeters, A. R., & Van Ginkel, J. B. (2014). Moving beyond depression: A collaborative approach to treating depressed mothers in home visiting programs. Zero to Three, 34(5), 20-27.
Author Contact Information:
Robert T. Ammerman
robert.ammerman@eehme.org

Topics

  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Enhancements, Innovations, and Promising Approaches