The Prevention of Child Maltreatment: The Case for a Public Health Approach to Behavioral Parenting Intervention (Chapter 11 in Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Child Protection).
Sanders. Matthew R.
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This chapter explains improved parenting is the cornerstone of child maltreatment prevention and treatment and that a population approach to parenting support is the most likely means of reducing the unacceptably high rate of child maltreatment. The case is made for proportionate universalism in the design of population-based parenting programs and the steps required to achieve population-level reductions in rates of child maltreatment are described. The Pathways Triple P parenting intervention is highlighted. 1 table and numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
public health services; prevention; child abuse; parenting skills; child rearing; parent education; family support systems