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Supporting attachments in vulnerable families through an early intervention school-based group music therapy programme

Karen Kelly

in Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580514
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728730 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.003.0008
Supporting attachments in vulnerable families through an early intervention school-based group music therapy programme

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This chapter describes a family-based music therapy programme offered in schools in Limerick city, Ireland. Families experiencing risk and vulnerability due to their social, geographic, and economic circumstances have the opportunity to participate in a series of weekly music therapy sessions. This Irish school-based music therapy group programme was provided for the needs of marginalized or at-risk families. The programme was reported by teachers and caregivers to have improved the quality of relationships between caregivers and children. Relationships were nurtured and the development of stronger bonds was observed.

Keywords: music therapy; school-based programmes; Ireland; marginalized families; family therapy

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Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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