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A mother-child intervention program in adolescent mothers and their children to improve maternal sensitivity, child responsiveness and child development (the TeeMo study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Firk, Christine (Corresponding author)
Dahmen, Brigitte / Lehmann, Christin / Niessen, Anke / Koslowski, Julia / Rauch, Geraldine / Schwarte, Reinhild / Stich, Kerstin / Konrad, Kerstin / Herpertz-Dahlmann, Beate
Kognitive Neurowissenschaften; INM-3
Trials, 16 (2015) 1, S. 230
London BioMed Central 2015
Journal Article
(Dys-)function and Plasticity
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Children of adolescent mothers present a high-risk group for child neglect and maltreatment. Previous findings suggest that early interventions can reduce maltreatment by improving the quality of mother-child interaction, particularly maternal sensitivity. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the effects of a mother-child intervention program using home visits and video-feedback regarding mother-child interaction (STEEP-b) plus psychiatric treatment of the mother in cases where mental illness is present compared with TAU (treatment as usual, that is, standardized support by the child welfare system) on enhancing maternal sensitivity and child responsiveness in adolescent, high-risk mothers. The second aim of the current project is to investigate behavioral and neural differences between adolescent and adult mothers at baseline and postintervention.