Parent, Infant and Toddler Psychotherapies with Residents in Shared Living Arrangements & Facilities for Mothers/Fathers and Children as per Sec. 19 German Code of Social Law (SGB) VIII

Research Associates: Janna Mattheß
Financed by: Heidehof Foundation and International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)

Since 4/2016 / Project Head: Prof. Dr. Christiane Ludwig-Körner


Project Description

The "Parent, Infant and Toddler Psychotherapies with Residents in Shared Living Arrangements & Facilities for Mothers/Fathers and Children as per Sec. 19 German Code of Social Law (SGB) VIII" research project addresses the question of to which extent mothers and their infants who are living together in shared living arrangements per Sec. 19 German Code of Social Law (SGB) VIII, consisting of mother/father and children facilities, can be helped by means of parent, infant and toddler psychotherapy (PITT) to build up a good relationship with their children.

To do so, mother-child pairs and their specialist carers have been divided into two randomised groups (an intervention group and a treatment-as-usual waiting group). The intention is, on the basis of various variables, to assess the changes to the parental relationship and educational skills as well as to the child development within a one-year period.

In addition to the pedagogical support measures in the shared living arrangements, the intervention groups receive weekly parent, infant and toddler psychotherapy, while the comparison groups get the usual pedagogical support within the facilities.

Publications/Talks

  • Mattheß, J. (April, 2018). Im Spannungsfeld von Mutter-Kind-Förderung und Kinderschutz. - Wenn Berührungen Grenzen missachten. Workshop präsentiert auf der 23. GAIMH (German Association of Infant Mental Health) - Jahrestagung, Kreuzlingen, Schweiz. Abstract verfügbar unter https://www.gaimh.org/files/cto_layout/downloads/tagungen/2018/gaimh_tagung_2018_abstractbook_290917.pdf
  • Ludwig-Koerner, C. & Mattheß, J. (Mai, 2018). Parent-Infant-Psychotherapy with high-risk mothers in shared living arrangements and facilities. Symposiumbeitrag präsentiert auf dem 16. WAIMH (World Association of Infant Mental Health) World Congress, Rom, Italien

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