KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

Mindfulness Based Parenting for Mothers in Substance Abuse Treatment

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Fri, Jan 16, 2015 @ 02:27 PM


Parenting behavior is important for ALL families.  It has been described as the single most important contributor to healthy child development and well-being as it results in secure attachment, protects against childhood neglect and abuse, encourages the child’s social development, and guards against toxic stress.  For substance using mothers,  parenting assessment and intervention are critical, as these mothers are at high risk for maladaptive parenting and high parenting stress, affecting the healthy development of their children.

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Tags: Parenting Assessment, mindfulness based parenting, substance abuse treatment