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Keywords:

  • maternal/infant relationship;
  • maternal sensitivity;
  • adolescent mothers;
  • teen mothers;
  • depression;
  • parenting stress;
  • social support;
  • video feedback

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this case study was to examine the efficacy of a teen parenting home intervention on maternal sensitivity in one teen mother/infant dyad by exploring the changes from pre- to postintervention in parenting stress, depression, and social support, all of which influence maternal sensitivity. Levels in all four variables of interest changed postintervention as predicted. Assessment and intervention related to maternal sensitivity should be incorporated into care of adolescent mothers in all settings.