Title

Predictors of Treatment use Among Foster Mothers in an Attachment-Based Intervention Program

Date

2012

Author(s)

Johanna Bick, Mary Dozier, and Shannon Moore

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Program Models Included

  • Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC)

Description

The current study examined predictors of treatment use among 56 foster mothers who participated in an attachment-based intervention program for foster infants. Foster mothers’ levels of treatment use were coded at early, middle, and late phases of the intervention program. Foster mothers’ states of mind with regard to attachment predicted their understanding of the intervention session concepts. Specifically, autonomous foster mothers showed higher levels of understanding at the start of the intervention program, when compared with non-autonomous foster mothers. State of mind with regard to attachment also predicted foster mothers’ levels of reflective functioning during the intervention sessions. Autonomous foster mothers showed higher levels of reflective functioning at early, middle, and late stages of the intervention program, when compared with non-autonomous foster mothers. The relevance of these findings for both treatment effectiveness and treatment delivery is discussed. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Standardized assessment tools
  • Surveys or questionnaires

Status

Finished

For More Information

Bick, J., Dozier, M., & Moore, S. (2012). Predictors of treatment use among foster mothers in an attachment-based intervention program. Attachment & Human Development, 14(5), 439–452. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2012.706391
Author Contact Information:
Johanna Bick
johanna.bick@yale.edu

Topics

  • Participant Characteristics
  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes