Group attachment-based intervention: Trauma-informed care for families with adverse childhood experiences

Anne P. Murphy, Howard Steele, Jordan Bate, Adella Nikitiades, Brooke Allman, Karen A. Bonuck, Paul Meissner, Miriam Steele

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Abstract

This article outlines the main premises of an innovative trauma-informed intervention, group attachment-based intervention, specifically developed to target vulnerable families with infants and toddlers, living in one of the poorest urban counties in the nation. It also reports on the trauma-relevant characteristics of 60 families entering a clinical trial to study the effectiveness of Group Attachment-Based Intervention. Initial survey results revealed high levels of neglect, abuse, and household dysfunction in mothers' histories (77% reported >4 adverse childhood experiences, with more than 90% reporting 2 or more current toxic stressors, including poverty, obesity, domestic and community violence, and homelessness).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-279
Number of pages12
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • Body mass index
  • Group attachment-based intervention (GABI)
  • Traumainformed treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Group attachment-based intervention : Trauma-informed care for families with adverse childhood experiences. / Murphy, Anne P.; Steele, Howard; Bate, Jordan; Nikitiades, Adella; Allman, Brooke; Bonuck, Karen A.; Meissner, Paul; Steele, Miriam.

In: Family and Community Health, Vol. 38, No. 3, 01.09.2015, p. 268-279.

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Murphy, Anne P. ; Steele, Howard ; Bate, Jordan ; Nikitiades, Adella ; Allman, Brooke ; Bonuck, Karen A. ; Meissner, Paul ; Steele, Miriam. / Group attachment-based intervention : Trauma-informed care for families with adverse childhood experiences. In: Family and Community Health. 2015 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 268-279.
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