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Services for Children of Incarcerated Mothers With Co-Occurring Disorders

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Early attachment theory grounds much current knowledge about optimal parent-child association: the positive impact of a close, continuous relationship between mother and child and the importance of proper attachments in infancy and early childhood as precursors to a person’s ability to form relationships later in life. Attachment bonds can be weakened in the children of incarcerated mothers with co-occurring disorders. This publication addresses the problem and discusses services for such children.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Services for Children of Incarcerated Mothers With Co-Occurring Disorders created by Lynne Katz, Ed.D. in 0.

Journal/Publisher:

The GAINS Center

Publication Date:

September, 2002

Course Material Author

Lynne Katz, Ed.D.

Lynne Katz, Ed.D., is associated with the National GAINS Center for People With Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System, a national center for the collection and dissemination of information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the justice system.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about services for children of incarcerated mothers with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the impact of incarceration on a mother-child attachment bond.

  2. Describe the potential risks for children that arise from maternal incarceration, drug abuse, or mental health issues.

  3. Identify promising programs that deal with the special needs of children with incarcerated parents.

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Article: Services for Children of Incarcerated Mothers with Co-occurring Disorders

This public domain article is reproduced from The SAMHSA’S GAINS Center.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101290
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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57 members have taken this course