Treatment: Mom Power: Promoting Resilience in Mothers & Families
2015 EST Status: Treatment pending re-evaluation
Very strong: High-quality evidence that treatment improves symptoms and functional outcomes at post-treatment and follow-up; little risk of harm; requires reasonable amount of resources; effective in non-research settings
Strong: Moderate- to high-quality evidence that treatment improves symptoms OR functional outcomes; not a high risk of harm; reasonable use of resources
Weak: Low or very low-quality evidence that treatment produces clinically meaningful effects on symptoms or functional outcomes; Gains from the treatment may not warrant resources involved
Insufficient Evidence: No meta-analytic study could be identified
Insufficient Evidence: Existing meta-analyses are not of sufficient quality
Treatment pending re-evaluation
1998 EST Status: Modest Research Support
Strong: Support from two well-designed studies conducted by independent investigators.
Modest: Support from one well-designed study or several adequately designed studies.
Controversial: Conflicting results, or claims regarding mechanisms are unsupported.
Strength of Research Support
- Basic premise: Mom Power is a Strong Roots program. Strong Roots programs support families through the difficulties of caring for young children. Parenting a young child is one of the most difficult jobs a person will ever have. When parents also have histories of difficult experiences, or are uncertain about how to parent, having a young child can be even more stressful and difficult. The Strong Roots programs include tailored versions of Mom Power for fathers (Fraternity of Fathers), military families (Strong Military Families), and early childcare and education providers (Hearts and Minds on Babies).
- Essence of therapy: Mom Power is a 10-week, 13-session theory and evidence-based intervention aimed at increasing parental competence via multi-method and multi-disciplinary strategies. The intervention applies attachment theory, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral strategies.
- Length: 10 group sessions, 3 individual sessions; total 13 sessions.
Editors: Rena Menke, PhD, LP
Note: The resources provided below are intended to supplement not replace foundational training in mental health treatment and evidence-based practice
Treatment Manuals / Outlines
Curriculum is available upon completion of a Mom Power Training. Please contact the Strong Roots program at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Training Materials and Workshops
Training materials are available along with the Mom Power Training. Workshops are available. Please contact the Strong Roots program at email@example.com for more information.
Measures, Handouts and Worksheets
Measures used in the program include:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Life Events Checklist (LEC)
- Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)
- A measure of parenting stress (i.e., Parenting Stress Scale, or Parenting Stress Index)
- Measure of child outcomes (i.e., Age appropriate Child Behavior Checklist, or Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire or DECA)
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7)
- Protective Factors Scale
The following measures are optional, but strongly desired:
- Working Model of the Child Interview
- PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5)
Handouts and Worksheets are available upon completion of a Mom Power Training.
All videos may be accessed at ZerotoThrive.org.
All videos may be accessed at ZerotoThrive.org.
- Zero to Thrive: Programs Designed to Empower Families and Communities
- The University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry provides transformative initiatives for families and educators by way of Zero to Thrive’s Strong Roots curriculum. Zero to Thrive provides experiential programs whose mission is to spark robust scientific discoveries, quality training, and vibrant cross-sector initiatives that create breakthrough, real-world solutions that transform the well-being and resilience of families from conception to early childhood with impacts for generations to come.
- Zero to Thrive: Using the Tree to Understand Relationships
- The Tree represents ways that children learn, grow and thrive. Exploration and connection, branching out and building roots are all supported when those caring for children provide a secure base and safe haven for their children.
- Zero to Thrive: The Wondering and Response Wheel: A Tool to Help Understand Your Child’s Needs
- The Wondering and Response Wheel links together a child’s behaviors, feelings, and needs and helps adults to figure out how best to respond.
- Zero to Thrive: Parenting with Balanced Caregiving
- Whether you are a parent, teacher, or another important adult, your child looks to you to figure out how to navigate the world. Zero To Thrive advocates for balanced caregiving or responses to children that are warm and kind and strong and in charge.
- A community-based randomized controlled trial of Mom Power parenting intervention for mothers with interpersonal trauma histories and their young children (Rosenblum et al., 2017)
- Mom Power: preliminary outcomes of a group intervention to improve mental health and parenting among high-risk mothers (Muzik et al., 2015)
- Improving maternal representations in high-risk mothers: A randomized, controlled trial of the Mom Power parenting intervention (Rosenblum, 2017)
- Parent–child intervention decreases stress and increases maternal brain activity and connectivity during own baby-cry: An exploratory study (Swain et al., 2017)
Other Treatment Resources
Visit the main webpage for Strong Roots Programs to learn more.