Faculty Publications

Title

Toward effective community-based interventions in child abuse

Document Type

Article

Keywords

community-based intervention, child abuse

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Volume

14

Issue

6

First Page

729

Last Page

742

Abstract

Argues that traditional individual and family-oriented clinical and educational approaches to treating child-abusing parents seem to have limited effectiveness. Within an ecological framework, causal factors bearing on the problem of child abuse can be amenable to community intervention through the use of such concepts as natural support systems and community development activities. An example of community development intervention is described, and guidelines for community-level interventions are suggested. The consultation and education program of the community mental health center is cited as one such approach to this problem. (33 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1983 American Psychological Association.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1983

DOI of published version

10.1037/0735-7028.14.6.729

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