Parenting and Family Processes in Child Maltreatment and Intervention.
Teti, Douglas M.
xiv, 202 p.
Published: November 2016
Springer International Publishing AG
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Drawn from a meeting at Peen State University on May 5-6, 2014 on the role of parenting and family processes in child maltreatment and intervention, this book explores the role of family processes in creating and stopping child abuse and neglect. Its integrative perspective emphasizes the interconnectedness of most forms of abuse, the diverse mechanisms of family violence, and a child/family-centered, strengths-based approach to working with families. The first part of the book addresses child maltreatment in the context of the broader family system. Chapters discuss risk vulnerability, and protection across the span of childhood the benefits and limits of social support in creating a safe haven following child maltreatment, and helping families and children weather the process following a sexual abuse disclosure. The second part explores the intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment and includes chapters on the socioecological and psychological origins of maternal risk and the unique struggles of children born to abused mothers. Part 3 includes chapters that address intervening with maltreated children and their families. Chapters consider trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children and families, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in child welfare, and strategies for preventing the intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment through relational interventions. The final part of the book focuses on maltreatment prevention and includes chapters that consider how SafeCare and other evidence-based programs need to evolve to better protect children, challenges and opportunities in reducing the risk of child maltreatment, and using systems, partnerships, and collaborative inquiry to generate practice based evidence. Numerous references.
child abuse; resilience; risk factors; child protection; sexual abuse; disclosure; generational cycle of child abuse; trauma informed practice; Cognitive therapy; parent child relationships; prevention; evidence based practice; partnerships