Don’t Blame the Parents! Can we understand parents using the MotC without blaming or shaming them?

  • Ben Grey (Presenter)

Activity: Public engagement and outreachWorkshop and other training


The MotC, like the CARE-index, from which it derived its patterns, was born in a child protection arena, which had an impact on some of the language used. However, its understanding of caregiving has always been both dyadic and systemic – with problems residing in relationships rather than individuals. Even the kinds of caregiving (Sensitive, Controlling, Unresponsive) refer to how the parent’s care might be experienced by a particular child rather than describing a kind of parent.
However, these words appear morally loaded, and it still remains tricky to formulate an understanding from the MotC that can easil
Period18 Jan 2021