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NCJ Number: 201658 Find in a Library
Title: Probleemouders, Probleemkinderen?: Een Literatuurstudie Van Transgenerationele Overdracht Van Problemen Die Tot Kinder-beschermingsmaatregelen (kunnen) Leiden (Problem Parents, Problem Children?: A Survey of Literature About the Intergenerational Transmission of Problems That (Can) Lead to Measures
Author(s): N. J. Baas
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 144
Sponsoring Agency: Netherlands Ministry of Justice
2500 Eh the Hague, Netherlands
Sale Source: Netherlands Ministry of Justice
Research and Documentation Centre
Box 20301
2500 Eh the Hague,
Type: Literature Review
Format: Document
Language: Dutch
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: This literature review presents previous empirical findings regarding the intergenerational transmission of problems that lead to the need for child protection intervention.
Abstract: In preparation for an empirical study on the intergenerational transmission of the need for child protection measures and the problems leading to such protective interventions, the Research and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice reviewed the research literature in this area. No previous studies were found that specifically examined the intergenerational transmission of child protection measures, but literature on the intergenerational transmission of child protection-related problems was located and reviewed. Problems leading to the need for child protection services that were examined in the literature include child abuse, neglect, sexual abuse by a parent, and deviant or criminal behavior on the part of children. Although the percentages on the transmission of child protection-related problems vary greatly, the literature suggests that grandparents who had child protection-related problems are more likely to have grandchildren with child protection-related problems. The patterns of transmission, however, did not necessarily affect each generation. The findings of the literature review led to the formulation of specific prevention and intervention measures for child protection-related problems, such as early intervention for children who are maltreated from a very young age and intervention strategies that target the functioning of the entire family. The literature review concludes with suggestions for future research, including the creation of clear definitions and criteria within the empirical research for the sake of consistency and ease of interpretation.
Main Term(s): Child protection services; Literature reviews
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Children at risk; Netherlands; Transmissions
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