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NCJ Number: 120351 Find in a Library
Title: Parental Compliance to Court-Ordered Treatment Interventions in Cases of Child Maltreatment
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect  Volume:13  Issue:4  Dated:(1989)  Pages:507-514
Author(s): R Famularo; R Kinscherff; D Bunshaft; G Spivak; T Fenton
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: One hundred thirty-six court cases were reviewed, representing 218 parents of children maltreated enough to warrant custodial transfer of the child from the parents to the State.
Abstract: The court's psychotherapeutic treatment orders were noted and parental compliance with those orders documented and analyzed. The court issued one or more specific treatment orders to 87 percent of all parents. The most common referrals were those for drug or alcohol treatment, individual psychotherapy, and family treatment. Treatment compliance was significantly lowered in those parents with substance abuse problems. Compliance was also significantly lower among those parents who sexually and/or physically maltreated their children than among parents who neglected but did not physically or sexually maltreat their children. 3 tables. 15 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Child abuse treatment
Index Term(s): Family counseling; Family crisis intervention units
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