This article provides a description of the development, implementation, and preliminary evaluation of feasibility and acceptability of the Managing Youth Trauma Effectively (MYTE) program and highlights perceptions of changes in mothers' trauma-informed parenting practices. The program consists of a training and consultation program for staff of the U.S. State of Arkansas' Specialized Women's Programs (SWS), and an 8-week, group psychoeducational program designed to help mothers with substance-abuse problems learn how traumatic experiences may affect their children and how they may help support their children by creating a safe and nurturing environment. A posttraining evaluation with leadership and staff at SWS centers, feedback provided on consultation calls with MYTE facilitators, and a retrospective pre/post survey were used to examine feasibility, acceptability, and perceptions of changes in mothers' trauma-informed parenting practices. Preliminary results suggest that the MYTE program is feasible to implement and is acceptable to training participants, facilitators, and mothers participating in the program. Mothers reported significant growth in their perceptions of use of trauma-informed parenting practices. Future research is necessary to confirm these results and examine the effectiveness of the program using a randomized clinical trial.
Keywords: Kindheitstrauma; Kleinkinder; Mütter; Substanzmissbrauch; Säuglinge; abuso de sustancias; bébés; childhood trauma; infantes; infants; jeunes enfants; madres; mothers; mères; niños pequeñitos; substance abuse; toddlers; toxicomanie; trauma de l'enfance; trauma en la niñez; 乳児; 児童期のトラウマ; 兒童創傷; 嬰兒; 幼児; 幼兒; 母親; 物質乱用; 藥物濫用.
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