Clinical Challenges of Adolescent Motherhood

Clinical Challenges of Adolescent Motherhood

Clinical Challenges of Adolescent Motherhood

Clinical Challenges of Adolescent Motherhoods

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Référence bibliographique [10574]

Tarabulsy, George M., Bernier, Annie, Larose, Simon, Roy, Fanie, Moisan, Caroline et Baudry, Claire. 2010. «Clinical Challenges of Adolescent Motherhood». Dans Parenthood and Mental Health: A Bridge Between Infant and Adult Psychiatry , sous la dir. de Sam Tyano, Keren, Miri, Hermann, Helen et Cox, John, p. 67-78. Chichester (Royaume-Unis): Wiley-Blackwell.

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1. Objectifs

Intentions :
«The goal of this chapter is threefold. First, we will highlight some of the challenges that adolescent mothers and their infants face during both the prenatal and postnatal periods. [...] Second, we will highlight how these factors are related to one of the important motors of infant development: mother-infant interaction and the establishment of the attachment relationship. [...] In the third section, we will describe approaches to prevention and intervention that have proven useful in addressing some of these challenges and in breaking the mediation between risk and child development.» (p. 68-69)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
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Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé

«Three different issues and directions for future research are raised in this review of adolescent-infant dyads. First, it is important to reiterate that there is no order to the different challenges that adolescent mothers and their infants face. Biology does not necessarily precede representations. Representations of relationships are intimately linked to mental health, in which one finds the problems of substance abuse, nutrition and family organization that are related to how mothers take care of themselves and the fetus during their pregnancy. Interactions can influence biology as well. [...] But biology can precede both representations and interactions. [...] Second, there appear to be a number of potentially helpful intervention strategies. These strategies focus on different variables linked to maternal characteristics, mother-infant interaction and infant development. Those that appear most effective in influencing infant development are those that are highly focussed on improving mother-infant interaction. [...] Finally, there are several issues regarding adolescent pregnancy and parenting that were not addressed in the current chapter, most notable are those linked to the debilitating effects of chronic poverty on mother and children, as well as issues related to education, job training and other school or occupational concerns.» (p. 76-77)