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New Beginnings for mothers and babies in prison: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Sleed, M; Baradon, T; Fonagy, P; (2013) New Beginnings for mothers and babies in prison: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Attachment & Human Development , 15 (4) 349 - 367. 10.1080/14616734.2013.782651. Green open access

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Abstract

Mothers in prison represent a high-risk parenting population. New Beginnings is an attachment-based group intervention designed specifically for mothers and babies in prison. This cluster randomized trial examined the outcomes for 88 mothers and babies participating in the New Beginnings program and 75 dyads residing in prisons where the intervention did not take place. Outcomes were measured in terms of parental reflective functioning, the quality of parent-infant interaction, maternal depression, and maternal representations. Mothers in the control group deteriorated in their level of reflective functioning and behavioral interaction with their babies over time, whereas the mothers in the intervention group did not. There were no significant group effects on levels of maternal depression or mothers' self-reported representations of their babies over time. An attachment-based intervention may mitigate some of the risks to the quality of the parent-infant relationship for these dyads.

Type: Article
Title: New Beginnings for mothers and babies in prison: a cluster randomized controlled trial
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/14616734.2013.782651
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2013.782651
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Cluster Analysis, Female, Great Britain, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Mother-Child Relations, Mothers, Object Attachment, Prisoners, Qualitative Research, Young Adult
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1393944
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