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Using a Technological Augmentation To Enhance Parent-Infant Interactions With Parents at Risk

NCJ Number
Child & Family Behavior Therapy Volume: 38 Issue: 1 Dated: January 2016 Pages: 15-31
K. M. Guastaferro; J. R. Lutzker; M. L. Graham
Date Published
January 2016
35 pages
This article presents four single-case, research-design studies in examining whether the use of digital frames improves parent-infant interactions with a diverse range of mothers with varied levels of risk for maltreatment.
Based on self-modeling, the frames contain photographs of mother-infant dyads in posed interactions representing desired criterion behaviors from the parent-infant interaction (PII) module of SafeCare. Results indicate that the use of inexpensive digital frames apparently improves already good outcomes of the SafeCare PII module. Effective parent training programs may need to be tailored for at-risk parents by using simple language, presenting concrete concepts, and simple technologies. (Publisher abstract modified)