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NCJ Number: NCJ 242105     Find in a Library
Title: Evaluating Where We're at with Differential Response
Author(s): Alicia Kyte ; Nico Trocme ; Claire Chamberland
  Journal: Child Abuse & Neglect  Volume:37  Issue:2-3  Dated:February/March 2013  Pages:125 to 132
Date Published: 03/2013
Page Count: 8
  Annotation: This article discusses the results of a literature review on differential response models that have been used as an innovative way of responding to child maltreatment.
Abstract: Studies examining the use of differential response (DR) models in child maltreatment interventions have found positive outcomes from the use of the models. The results indicate that 1) DR does not compromise child safety; 2) families who have received DR compared to traditional treatment have lower rates of subsequent maltreatment reports and longer times between re-reports; and 3) subsequent re-reports under DR are often less severe than those in families that receive traditional treatment. These findings suggest that DR interventions can be used successfully in response to child maltreatment. The authors recommend continued research on the use of DR interventions in order to more documentation verifying its effectiveness. The data for this study came from a literature review of DR studies published between 2000 and 2012, and from the review of DR evaluation reports obtained from agencies in various States. Table and references
Main Term(s): Child abuse
Index Term(s): Family crisis ; Child abuse situation remedies ; Family support ; Child abuse investigations ; Police differential response ; Family intervention programs ; Child abuse prevention ; Child abuse treatment
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Type: Research (Theoretical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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