Marti Erickson

In a long career at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Marti Erickson served as the first director of the Children, Youth & Family Consortium, director of the Irving B. Harris Programs and adjunct professor in the Institute of Child Development and the department of Family Social Science. In 1986, with colleague Byron Egeland, Marti developed the STEEP Program (Steps Toward Effective, Enjoyable Parenting), an attachment-focused preventive intervention for high-risk parents and infants that continues to be used in various settings, including as part of a broad initiative in Germany. Much of Marti’s work at the U of M focused on linking research, practice and policy in the areas of parent-child attachment, child abuse prevention, and children’s mental health. Since retiring from the University in 2008, Marti continues to speak and consult extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis on evidence-based strategies for addressing the needs of young children and families in high-risk circumstances.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Mom Enough

Fri May 6, 2016

Today is the 10th anniversary of Mom Enough, a podcast dealing with issues of modern motherhood, which I host with my daughter Erin Erickson. Producing and hosting this weekly show […]

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