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Helping Latin-American Immigrant Pregnant Women Exposed to Trauma: Reflections on Mirroring

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Discusses mirroring as a fundamental maternal capacity through which a baby “sees” himself in the mother’s face and makes sense of who he is, which helps the child to feel and incorporate a sense of self. This Spotlight on Culture describes how culture is also a mirror and how trauma can impact how a mother uses mirroring with her child.

Published in 2011