Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect with Parent Training: Evidence and Opportunities

  title={Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect with Parent Training: Evidence and Opportunities},
  author={Richard P. Barth},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  pages={118 - 95}
  • R. Barth
  • Published 26 September 2009
  • Psychology
  • The Future of Children
Researchers have identified four common co-occurring parental risk factors—substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and child conduct problems—that lead to child maltreatment. The extent to which maltreatment prevention programs must directly address these risk factors to improve responsiveness to parenting programs or can directly focus on improving parenting skills, says Richard Barth, remains uncertain. Barth begins by describing how each of the four parental issues is related to… 
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