Using a Technological Augmentation to Enhance Parent-Infant Interactions With Parents at Risk

Katelyn M. Guastaferro, John R. Lutzker, Megan L. Graham

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Effective parent training programs may need to be tailored for at-risk parents by using simple language, presenting concrete concepts, and simple technologies. We present four single-case research-design studies examining if the use of digital frames enhances parent-infant interactions with a diverse range of mothers with varied levels of risk for maltreatment. Based on self-modeling, the frames contain 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-31
Number of pages17
JournalChild and Family Behavior Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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