M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Applied Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Kerwin, Mary Louise E.
Drug addiction--Treatment--New Jersey; Mental health counseling--New Jersey
Objective: To examine the parenting skills and attitudes of substance abusing mothers in a comprehensive drug treatment facility in Camden, NJ. Methods: Giving three self-report measures and urine analysis to 14 mothers at intake, 2-months, and 6-months. Participants were reimbursed for their time and travel. Results: Mothers parenting skills and attitudes at intake were found to lack the confidence and enjoyment in their parenting and to have high levels of perceived stress. Bigger sample sizes are needed. Discussion: Progress towards incorporating parenting skills training in in-patient and out-patient treatment facilities has been made. However, a distinction between bad parenting and drug abuse needs to be investigated further.
Arabia, Concetta, "Drug addiction and mothers: does parenting get better with treatment?" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 880.