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NCJ Number: 149829 Find in a Library
Title: What Can Be Done To Prevent Child Maltreatment (From Family Violence: Prevention and Treatment, P 258-280, 1993, Robert L. Hampton, Thomas P. Gullotta, et al., eds. - See NCJ- 149818)
Author(s): D Harrington; H Dubowitz
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The prevention of child maltreatment has been stymied by a lack of political will to prioritize the needs of children and families, limited information about the causes of child maltreatment, and little evaluation research on existing prevention programs.
Abstract: Child abuse prevention efforts occur at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Interventions can generally be classified as those that educate, promote social competency, encourage social change, and increase social networks. The ecological theory of child maltreatment holds that abuse is the product of factors at the parental, family, community, and cultural levels. This article describes prevention and early intervention strategies that have focused on poverty, unemployment, health care, nutrition, family support services, substance abuse treatment, and societal attitudes toward violence. 72 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Child abuse prevention; Child abuse treatment; Domestic assault; Family intervention programs; Treatment techniques
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