Promoting parent-child secure attachment bonds in adoptive families through community-based family music groups: a heuristic grounded theory study
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The purpose of this heuristic grounded theory study was to discover how community-based family music groups could foster bonding development in adoptive families. The subjects were 11 adoptive families with a total of 41 family members. Every adoptive family included at least one parent and at least one adopted child under three and one-half years old: siblings also participated. Data sources included three parental interviews, eight-weeks of parental journaling, and an eight-week KindermusikÂ® Wiggle & Grow family music class. Through the analysis of data three themes were identified: (a) healing awareness, (b) acceptance awareness, and (c) compassion awareness. These three themes then informed the development of a conceptual summary of community-based family groups to promote parent-child secure attachment bonds.
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Introduction -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. Class flyer -- Appendix B. Recruitment email -- Appendix C. Recruitment email for adoptive families -- Appendix D. Consent for participation -- Appendix E. Weekly journal questions -- Appendix F. Weekly parent emails -- Appendix G. Photographs of Kindermusik class locations and posters -- Appendix H. Part 1. Unfinished dream -- Appendix I. Part 2. Grounded -- Appendix J. Part 3. Connection -- Appendix K. Part 4. Abandonment of the adoptive parent -- Appendix L. Part 5. Belonging of the adopted child -- Appendix M. Permission for figures