Interventions to prevent child maltreatment and associated impairment.

@article{Macmillan2009InterventionsTP,
  title={Interventions to prevent child maltreatment and associated impairment.},
  author={Harriet L Macmillan and C. Nadine Wathen and Jane Barlow and David Fergusson and John M. Leventhal and Heather N. Taussig},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2009},
  volume={373 9659},
  pages={250-66}
}
Although a broad range of programmes for prevention of child maltreatment exist, the effectiveness of most of the programmes is unknown. Two specific home-visiting programmes-the Nurse-Family Partnership (best evidence) and Early Start-have been shown to prevent child maltreatment and associated outcomes such as injuries. One population-level parenting programme has shown benefits, but requires further assessment and replication. Additional in-hospital and clinic strategies show promise in… CONTINUE READING