Child Relational Support And Developmental Guidance Essay

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Current Intervention Hanson et al. (2015) created a family-based-in-home-treatment intervention to help substance abusers recover from addiction, while learning appropriate parenting for infants and toddlers. This intervention is important because it provides mental health for both the parent and the child. The intervention is composed of substance abuse treatment, individually psychotherapy, parent-child relational support and developmental guidance. A complete biopsychosocial assessment must be conducted to identify strengths and risk factors. Team members observe urine toxicology screen and provide positive reinforcements such as a ten-dollar gift card for negative results. Parents who receive a negative result have to attend a weekly group session as a negative reinforcement. The Department of Children and Families in Connecticut refer the majority of the families that participate in this program. The purpose of the program is to keep children at their home, while working with parent’s addiction. Clients include fathers and mothers of children under the age of three years. The program implementation has been successful because providing home services eliminates treatment barriers and facilitates client’s engagement. Team members are able to understand the client by experiencing firsthand the family dynamics and its environment. By focusing on the child wellbeing, the team members are able to convince unwilling parents to participate in substance abuse treatment. Of the
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