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2021

Barone, L., Carone, N., Costantino, A., Genschow, J., Merelli, S., Milone, A., Polidori, L., Ruglioni, L., & Moretti, M. M. (2021). Effect of a parenting intervention on decreasing adolescents’ behavioral problems via reduction in attachment insecurity: A longitudinal, multicenter, randomized controlled trial. Journal of Adolescence, 91, 82–96.

Dangaltcheva, A., Booth, C., Moretti, M. M. (2021). Transforming Connections: A trauma-informed and attachment-based program to promote sensitive parenting of trans and gender nonconforming youth. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.643823

Pasalich, D. S,.Moretti, M. M., Hassall, A., Curcio, A. (2021) Pilot randomized controlled trial of an attachment- and trauma-focused intervention for kinship caregivers. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

Ranahan, P., Pascuzzo, K. & Moretti, M. M. (2021). Storying security with parents and teens: From vicious circles to strengthened relationships. Relational Child & Youth Care Practice, 34, 1, 123-130.

Forslund, T., Granqvist, P., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Sagi-Schwartz, A., Glaser, D., Steele, M., Hammarlund, M., Schuengel, C., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Steele, H., Shaver, P. R., Lux, U., Simmonds, J., Jacobvitz, D., Groh, A. M., Bernard, K., Cyr, C., Hazen, N. L., Foster, S., … Duschinsky, R. (2021). Attachment goes to court: child protection and custody issues. Attachment & Human Development, 1–52. Click here.

2020

Barone, L., Carone, N., Costantino, A., Genschow, J., Merelli, S., Milone, A., Polidori, L., Ruglioni, L., & Moretti, M. (2020). Training parents to adolescents’ challenges: The CONNECT parent program. Quaderni di Psicoterapia Cognitiva, 46, 31–46. http://dx.doi.org/10.3280/qpc46-2020oa10160. Click here.

Moretti, M. M., O’Donnell, K. A., & Kelly, V. (2020). Connect: An Attachment Based and Trauma Informed Program for Foster Parents of Teens. Child Welfare, Special Issue: Twenty Years after the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (“Chafee”): What We Know Now About Meeting the Needs of Teens and Young Adults, 97(5), 159-178.

2019

Sierra, C. H., & Moretti, M. M. (Sept 24, 2019). Adolescence attachment. In S. Hupp, J. Jewel (Eds.), T. L. Shek, & J. T. Y. Leung. Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Wiley-Blackwell.wh

Moretti, M. M., Pasalich, D. S., O’Donnell, K. A. (in press from April 2019). El desafío de la adolescencia desde una perspectiva de apego. In Marrone, M. & Wolfberg, E. (Eds.), Apego y parentalidad.

2018

Alfredsson, E. K., Thorvaldsson, V., Axberg, U., & Broberg, A. G. (2018). Parenting programs during adolescence: Outcomes from universal and targeted interventions offered in real‐world settings. Scandinavian journal of psychology, 59(4), 378-39. Click here. 

Hunt, S., Moretti, M. M., Booth, C., Reyda, N. (2018). Creating evidence based change through a trauma informed lens: Translating principles into practice. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (IJCYFS), 9(1), 54-68. Click here

2017

Gardiner, E., Iarocci, G., Moretti, M. M. (2017). Integrative care for adolescents with dual diagnosis: Considering trauma and attachment within an innovative model for clinical practice. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10(4), 321-344. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Pasalich, D. S., O’Donnell, K. A., (2017). Connect: An attachment based program for parents and teens. In H. Steele & M. Steele. (Eds), Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions (First Ed.). New York, NY, USA: Guilford Publications.

Rooth, H., Forinder, U., Piuva, K., & Söderbäck, M. (2017). An Assessment of Two Parenting Training Manuals Used in Swedish Parenting Interventions. Children & society, 31(6), 510-522. Click here.

Osman, F., Flacking, R., Schön, U. K., & Klingberg-Allvin, M. (2017). A support program for Somali-born parents on children’s behavioral problems. Pediatrics, 139(3), e20162764. Click here. 

Osman, F., Salari, R., Klingberg-Allvin, M., Schön, U. K., & Flacking, R. (2017). Effects of a culturally tailored parenting support programme in Somali-born parents’ mental health and sense of competence in parenting: A randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 7(12), e017600. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017600. Click here. 

2016

Högström, J., Olofsson, V., Özdemir, M., Enebrink, P., & Stattin, H. (2016). Two-year findings from a national effectiveness trial: Effectiveness of behavioral and non-behavioral parenting programs. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45(3), 527–542. https://doi-org/10.1007/s10802-016-0178-0

2015

Moretti, M.M., Obsuth, I., Craig, S.G., & Bartolo, T. (2015). An attachment-based intervention for parents of adolescents at risk: Mechanisms of change. Attachment and Human Development, 18, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2015.1006383. Click here

Stattin, H., Enebrink, P., Özdemir, M., & Giannotta, F. (2015). A national evaluation of parenting programs in Sweden: The short-term effects using an RCT effectiveness design. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(6), 1069–1084. https://doi-org./10.1037/a0039328

2013

Giannotta, F., Ortega, E., & Stattin, H. (2013). An attachment parenting intervention to prevent adolescents’ problem behaviors: A pilot study in Italy. Child & Youth Care Forum, 42(1), 71–85. https://doi-org./10.1007/s10566-012-9189-3

2012

Moretti, M. M., Obsuth, I., Mayseless, O., & Scharf, M. (2012). Shifting internal parent-child representations among caregivers of teens with serious behaviour problems: An attachment-based approach. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 5, 191-204. Click here

2009

Moretti, M., & Obsuth, I. (2009). Effectiveness of an attachment-focused manualized intervention for parents of teens at risk for aggressive behaviour: The Connect Program. Journal of Adolescence, 32(6), 1347-1357.

2004

Moretti, M. M., Holland, R., Moore, K., & McKay, S. (2004). An attachment based parenting program for caregivers of severely conduct disordered adolescents: Preliminary findings. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work. Click here.