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Message ID: 8527
Date: 2012-02-09

Author:marilee comfort

Subject:FW: Parental history of maltreatment

Hi All: I forwarded this question to Anne Duggan at Johns Hopkins who has done work in this area. See her response below. Hope this is helpful to the conversation. Marilee Marilee Comfort, PhD, MPH Partner Comfort Consults, LLC POB 82 Cheyney, PA 19319 610-455-1463 marilee@comfortconsults.com www.ComfortConsults.com KIPS Shows How Parents Grow! From: Anne Duggan [mailto:aduggan@jhmi.edu] Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 6:11 PM To: Marilee@comfortconsults.com Subject: RE: Parental history of maltreatment Very quick response is that I don’t know! I’ve done work looking at maternal adult attachment and depressive symptoms together as moderators of program impact. The citation of that paper is: AK Duggan, LJ Berlin, J Cassidy, L Burrell and SD Tandon (2009). Examining Maternal Depression and Attachment Insecurity as Moderators of the Impacts of Home Visiting for At-Risk Mothers and Infants. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 77, No. 4, 788–799. Of course, adult attachment is related to early childhood experiences… but we found that current AA (relationship style) in combination with current depressive symptoms is an important moderator. Some folks are resilient in the face of early trauma while others develop insecure or disorganized attachment. We didn’t use the AAI, but we did arrive at measures of relationship anxiety and relationship avoidance and we found that it is important to distinguish these two. Perhaps this paper will be at least a little helpful to your colleague. Anne Duggan From: bounce-39931060-6833433@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39931060-6833433@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Jessica Bartlett Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 3:19 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Parental history of maltreatment Dear Child Maltreatment Researchers, Does anyone know of any program evaluations that have examined whether child maltreatment prevention programs (e.g., home visitation) are more or less effective with families in which a parent has a history of childhood maltreatment? We would like to examine whether a maternal history of childhood maltreatment moderates program outcomes, but I'm not certain if there has been any precedent for this. Any thoughts and resources are much appreciated! Jessica --------------------------------------------------------- Jessica Dym Bartlett M.S.W., Ph.D. Grant Manager/Research Analyst Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation Tufts University jdbartlett56@gmail.com

Hi All: I forwarded this question to Anne Duggan at Johns Hopkins who has done work in this area. See her response below. Hope this is helpful to the conversation. Marilee Marilee Comfort, PhD, MPH Partner Comfort Consults, LLC POB 82 Cheyney, PA 19319 610-455-1463 marileecomfortconsults.com www.ComfortConsults.com KIPS Shows How Parents Grow! From: Anne Duggan [mailto:adugganjhmi.edu] Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 6:11 PM To: Marileecomfortconsults.com Subject: RE: Parental history of maltreatment Very quick response is that I don’t know! I’ve done work looking at maternal adult attachment and depressive symptoms together as moderators of program impact. The citation of that paper is: AK Duggan, LJ Berlin, J Cassidy, L Burrell and SD Tandon (2009). Examining Maternal Depression and Attachment Insecurity as Moderators of the Impacts of Home Visiting for At-Risk Mothers and Infants. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 77, No. 4, 788–799. Of course, adult attachment is related to early childhood experiences… but we found that current AA (relationship style) in combination with current depressive symptoms is an important moderator. Some folks are resilient in the face of early trauma while others develop insecure or disorganized attachment. We didn’t use the AAI, but we did arrive at measures of relationship anxiety and relationship avoidance and we found that it is important to distinguish these two. Perhaps this paper will be at least a little helpful to your colleague. Anne Duggan From: bounce-39931060-6833433list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-39931060-6833433list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Jessica Bartlett Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 3:19 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Parental history of maltreatment Dear Child Maltreatment Researchers, Does anyone know of any program evaluations that have examined whether child maltreatment prevention programs (e.g., home visitation) are more or less effective with families in which a parent has a history of childhood maltreatment? We would like to examine whether a maternal history of childhood maltreatment moderates program outcomes, but I'm not certain if there has been any precedent for this. Any thoughts and resources are much appreciated! Jessica --------------------------------------------------------- Jessica Dym Bartlett M.S.W., Ph.D. Grant Manager/Research Analyst Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation Tufts University jdbartlett56gmail.com