Reducing the Risk of Child Maltreatment: Challenges and Opportunities (Second article of Part IV: Preventing Child Maltreatment: Current Efforts, Future Directions, in Parenting and Family Processes in Child Maltreatment and Intervention).
Wilson, Charles A. Pence, Donna M.
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Published: November 2016
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This chapter explores what risk reduction actually entails in preventing child maltreatment. It notes child maltreatment prevention requires a broad array of risk reduction strategies that target both distal and proximal influences, including: creating economic opportunities and providing parents with affordable child care; promoting parents’ knowledge of child development milestones; knowledge about the basic components of competent parenting; promoting family supports for parenting; and connecting parents to external resources to further support parenting efforts. 1 table and 57 references.
evidence based practice; child abuse; child neglect; prevention programs; risk factors; parent education; socioeconomic influences; child care; family support systems