Title

From dyads to family systems: A bold new direction for infant mental health practice.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

James P. McHale

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Date Issued

2015-01-01

Date Available

2016-12-13

ISSN

0736-8038

Abstract

This special issue on fathers was conceived as a rallying cry for all professionals to examine their practices of including fathers in their services. For too long, our profession has either ignored fathers’ important influences on infants and toddlers or given lip-service to their importance while allowing the status quo of not including fathers to continue. This article provides history and context for the impetus behind – and the hurdles to -- moving from dyads to family systems, and highlights a few forward-looking new programs and initiatives already transforming. It sounds a clarion call for each of us to dramatically alter the way we deal with fathers and families in our practice of infant mental health, and to begin doing so now.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Zero to Three, 35(5), 2-10. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Zero to Three - National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.