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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
17 pages
This article presents four single-case research-design studies that examined whether the use of digital frames enhances parent-infant interactions that involved a diverse range of mothers with varied levels of risk for maltreatment.
Effective parent training programs may need to be tailored for at-risk parents by using simple language, presenting concrete concepts, and simple technologies. Based on self-modeling, the current study used frames that contained 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 appears to enhance already good outcomes of the SafeCare PII module. (Publisher abstract modified)