Copenhagen infant mental health project: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing circle of security –parenting and care as usual as interventions targeting infant mental health risks

Mette Skovgaard Væver, Johanne Smith-Nielsen, Theis Lange
2016 BMC Psychology  
Infant mental health is a significant public health issue as early adversity and exposure to early childhood stress are significant risk factors that may have detrimental long-term developmental consequences for the affected children. Negative outcomes are seen on a range of areas such as physical and mental health, educational and labor market success, social network and establishing of family. Secure attachment is associated with optimal outcomes in all developmental domains in childhood, and
more » ... both insecure and disorganized attachment are associated with a range of later problems and psychopathologies. In disadvantaged populations insecure and disorganized attachment are common, which points to the need of identifying early risk and effective methods of addressing such problems. This protocol describes an experimental evaluation of an indicated group-based parental educational program, Circle of Security-Parenting (COS-P), currently being conducted in Denmark.
doi:10.1186/s40359-016-0166-8 pmid:27876079 pmcid:PMC5120549 fatcat:6har6so6azh67nbeinma3btuae