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Disability and Equity in Education

2013

University of Kentucky

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Engaging Mothers: Self-Efficacy And Mother/Infant Interaction Among Mothers Experiencing Multiple Life Stressors, Allison E. Loftis Jan 2013

Engaging Mothers: Self-Efficacy And Mother/Infant Interaction Among Mothers Experiencing Multiple Life Stressors, Allison E. Loftis

Theses and Dissertations--Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling

The purpose of this project was to interview mothers of newborns who participated in early intervention services focusing on the implementation of a tool developed at the Family, Infant and Preschool Program (FIPP) in North Carolina. The intent was to examine the experience of mothers and home visitors employing the tool, which was designed to enhance the mother/infant relationship. However, a stronger focus on the relationship between mother and home visitor emerged throughout the interviews. Among some participants the relationship among practitioner and parent appeared to create a safe space to share, practice strategies and grow. Although characteristics of ...