he parent coach delivered content to the mothers and supported interactions between the mothers and their babies, with mothers and the mother–infant dyad being the focus of each session.
ther fam- ily members were directly invited to join in if they were interested in participating.
the ABC program] focus more on the mother and the parent and the child . . . . Early Head Start, well . . . they’re trying to teach you tools to teach her and your [own tools as a parent are] different.
The first goal of the current project was to examine the feasi- bility of supplementing federally funded, home-based Early Head Start (EHS) services with the ABC program
The second goal was to explore first-generation Latina mothers’ experiences of re- ceiving both home-based EHS and the ABC.
Child-Parent Psychotherapy, the Circle of Security program, and ABC
10 home-based sessions led by a trained parent coach.
intensive and provides explicit parent coaching in reference to three behavioral targets: (a) nurturance, (b) following the child’s lead with delight, and (c) reducing frightening caregiving behavior.
mproving parenting behaviors, infant attachment security, and child stress regulation at both behavioral and physiological levels
“in the moment” (ITM)
The most common reason was hear- ing from other mothers about the benefits of the program.
(a) expanding their children’s vocab- ulary and early reading skills and (b) getting out of their homes to spend time with other EHS mothers and children during socializa- tion activities.
negotiating the home visitor’s plan for the visit versus what the baby was willing and able to do at that time due to loss of interest, fussiness, or illness.
learning to follow the child’s lead rather than the mother leading activities during interactions with her baby.
instruction and support in reading their children’s cues for nurturance and for a desire to explore
how we have to be responsive to our children and offer them this, this, this love, this attention that children need.
Connecting their values about parenting and parenting behav- iors to their own childhood experiences was another area of great importance to the mothers in the study
to not agree with voices from the past
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