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From dyads to family systems: A bold new direction for infant mental health practice.
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  • James P. McHale
  • Vicky Phares
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James P. McHale

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2015
Date Issued
2015-01-01
Date Available
2016-12-13
Disciplines
Abstract
This special issue on fathers was conceived as a rallying cry for all professionals to examine their practices of including fathers in their services. For too long, our profession has either ignored fathers’ important influences on infants and toddlers or given lip-service to their importance while allowing the status quo of not including fathers to continue. This article provides history and context for the impetus behind – and the hurdles to -- moving from dyads to family systems, and highlights a few forward-looking new programs and initiatives already transforming. It sounds a clarion call for each of us to dramatically alter the way we deal with fathers and families in our practice of infant mental health, and to begin doing so now.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Zero to Three, 35(5), 2-10. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language
en_US
Publisher
Zero to Three - National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
McHale, J.P. & Phares, V. (2105). From dyads to family systems: A bold new direction for infant mental health practice. Zero to Three, 35(5), 2-10.