A cognitive approach to child abuse prevention.

  title={A cognitive approach to child abuse prevention.},
  author={Daphne Blunt Bugental and Patricia Crane Ellerson and Eta K. Lin and Bonnie Rainey and Anna M. Kokotovic and Nathan O'Hara},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  volume={16 3},
This investigation tested the incremental utility of cognitive retraining as a component within a program designed to prevent child maltreatment. High-risk families (N = 96) were randomly assigned to a control condition, home visitation modeled after the Healthy Start program (unenhanced home visitation), or home visitation that included a cognitive component (enhanced home visitation). Mothers were identified late during pregnancy or soon after birth, and their participation continued for 1… CONTINUE READING

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