An Attachment-Based Parenting Program For Caregivers of Severely Conduct-Disordered Adolescents:

  • Marlene Moretti Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Roy Holland Clinical Director, Maples Adolescent Centre, British Columbia
  • Ken Moore Ministry for children and Families, Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Sue McKay Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University & Maples Adolescent Centre, British Columbia
Keywords: attachment, conduct disorder, aggression, intervention

Abstract

Security of attachment is associated with healthy adjustment and successful transition to autonomy during adolescence. This paper reports on findings on an attachment-focused parenting group developed to enhance security in the relationships of parents (or other caregivers) with their severely conduct-disordered adolescents. This brief psycho-educational program focused on promoting enhanced parental-reflective capacity, attunement, and empathy. Preliminary findings show significant reduc­tions in parental reports of externalizing and total behaviour problems, and high parental acceptance of the intervention. Limitations and future direc­tions are discussed.
Published
2004-03-01
How to Cite
Moretti, M., Holland, R., Moore, K., & McKay, S. (2004). An Attachment-Based Parenting Program For Caregivers of Severely Conduct-Disordered Adolescents:. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 19, 170-178. Retrieved from http://acycpjournal.pitt.edu/ojs/jcycw/article/view/382
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