A manual : establishing healthy mother-child relationships impacted by family violence / Bobby Jo Cochrane

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Cochrane, Bobby Jo
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2010
The intent of this project is twofold: One, to provide counsellors with an increased understanding of the effects of family violence on children. Two, to provide counsellors with ample treatment suggestions on how to therapeutically facilitate a secure mother-child bond. To begin, the project explores the impact on childhood development when the mother-child attachment is negatively affected due to the mother experiencing family violence. Next, filial therapy is presented as a treatment intervention to support the development of a secure attachment. The project concludes by presenting a resource composed of six stand alone filial therapy sessions for counsellors who wish to help mothers repair/enhance their relationship with their child. Although the session focus is on the mother-child relationship, many of the activities suggested may also be relevant for father-child attachment work. The limitations and strengths of the project as well as recommendations for future research are also addressed.
viii, 73 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm
Abused women -- Counseling of , Children of abused wives -- Counseling of , Children and violence -- Psychological aspects , Children of abused wives -- Psychology , Family violence -- Psychological aspects , Victims of family violence -- Mental health , Mother and child -- Psychological aspects