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In Their Own Voice: Mothers in Drug Treatment and Their Views on Parenting, Behavioral Parent Training, and Barriers to Engagement
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions (2014)
  • Mary Louise E. Kerwin, Rowan University
  • Jeannette Giorgio
  • Ross Steinman
  • Beth Rosenwasser
Abstract
Behavioral parent training offers mothers in drug treatment a valuable opportunity to improve their parenting skills through real-time, individualized coaching, but these mothers might be reluctant to participate with their child. Participants were 23 mothers or female guardians from 4 drug treatment programs with children 1 to 10 years old. Focus group discussions and questionnaires asked about their perspectives on parenting and their interest in and obstacles to participating in behavioral parent training. Detailed narrative responses and quantitative analyses identified some unique issues in parenting for this population as well as logistical, attitudinal, and emotional barriers to participating in behavioral parent training with their children.
Keywords
  • addiction,
  • behavioral parent training,
  • drug treatment,
  • engagement,
  • mothers,
  • parenting
Publication Date
October, 2014
DOI
10.1080/1533256X.2014.960578
Citation Information
Mary Louise E. Kerwin, Jeannette Giorgio, Ross Steinman and Beth Rosenwasser. "In Their Own Voice: Mothers in Drug Treatment and Their Views on Parenting, Behavioral Parent Training, and Barriers to Engagement" Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions Vol. 14 Iss. 4 (2014) p. 338 - 358 ISSN: 1533-256X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ml-kerwin/3/