Mom Power: A Parenting Group Intervention for Mothers with Trauma Histories

  • Jamie M. LawlerEmail author
  • Katherine Lisa Rosenblum
  • Melisa Schuster
  • Maria Muzik
Part of the Integrating Psychiatry and Primary Care book series (IPPC)


Unresolved trauma and mental health problems have significant effects on parenting quality and child outcomes, thus, there is a critical need for targeted, preventive interventions for mothers with experiences of trauma and psychopathology. This chapter describes the Mom Power program, a time-limited, attachment-based, parenting and self-care group intervention for mothers with histories of trauma. In this chapter, we discuss the theoretical underpinnings and conceptual framework for this intervention, describe the intervention itself and evidence for effectiveness, and conclude with a case vignette.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jamie M. Lawler
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katherine Lisa Rosenblum
    • 1
    • 2
  • Melisa Schuster
    • 3
  • Maria Muzik
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Center for Human Growth and DevelopmentUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Department of Social WorkUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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