Engaging rural young mothers in a technology-based intervention for depression

Fallon Cluxton-Keller, Jennifer Buteau, Melony Williams, Patricia Stolte, Maggie Monroe-Cassel, Martha Bruce

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Abstract

Peripartum depression is prevalent among young mothers (ages 25 and younger), and low family support can exacerbate depressive symptoms. The current study explores an innovative method for engaging young mothers in a family-based intervention to help reduce peripartum depressive symptoms. This descriptive study includes details on the baseline characteristics of participants, integrative support teams, and a service delivery method to engage families living rural communities. In conclusion, engaging depressed young mothers living in rural communities requires a multifaceted approach. Our approach has demonstrated promise in engaging this hard-to-reach population. Implications for clinical practice and future research are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-183
Number of pages26
JournalChild and Youth Services
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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