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Assistant Professor Mickey Sperlich publishes article, "The “Cycles Breaking” framework: A transdisciplinary, team approach to disrupting intergenerational patterns of maltreatment and psychiatric vulnerability during the childbearing year"

Published May 22, 2017

Mickey Sperlich

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Mickey Sperlich and colleagues on the publication of their article, "The “Cycles Breaking” framework: A transdisciplinary, team approach to disrupting intergenerational patterns of maltreatment and psychiatric vulnerability during the childbearing year," in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing.

Sperlich, M., Seng, J., Rowe, H., Fisher, J., Cuthbert, C., & Taylor, J. (2017). The “Cycles Breaking” framework: A transdisciplinary, team approach to disrupting intergenerational patterns of maltreatment and psychiatric vulnerability during the childbearing year. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing.

Abstract:

We propose a cycles-breaking conceptual framework to guide perinatal research, interventions, and clinical innovations that can prevent or disrupt intergenerational cycles of childhood maltreatment and psychiatric vulnerability. The framework is grounded in literature, clinical observations, team science collaboration, and empirical research from numerous disciplines and is specific to the childbearing year. Adoption of the framework has the potential to speed the progress of research on the social problems of intergenerational childhood maltreatment and psychiatric vulnerability.