Finding a place for the baby: Complexity and congestion in the transition to parenthood

Cudmore, Lynne (2012) Finding a place for the baby: Complexity and congestion in the transition to parenthood. Infant Observation: The International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications, 15 (1). pp. 77-90. ISSN 1369-8036

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This paper describes the setting up and the work of the first year of a therapeutic service for teenage parents who are expecting their first baby and embarked on the transition to parenthood. The importance of early intervention to support parents to develop their capacity to be sensitive and attuned to their babies and the importance of supporting the relationships around the new parent is emphasised. The paper describes three broad groups of referrals and the complexity of engaging teenage parents in therapeutic work.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special issue: Available online: 27 Feb 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescence, Teenage Parents, Transition to Parenthood, Deprivation, Early Intervention, Couple Conflict, Domestic Violence, Safeguarding
Subjects: Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Families > Families - Social Welfare
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 10:55
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 10:28
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/624

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