Child Abuse and Neglect

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Introduction Child abuse and neglect is a widespread and on going problem in today’s world. Preventing child abuse is vital in keeping the next generation and future generations from repeating previous childhood lifestyles. Being a current resident in Florida, the presence of child abuse and neglect is unfortunately high. This is not only concerning for the state of Florida, but also for the rest of the world. There needs to be more awareness about this topic and through implementation of various research the world is slowly but surely coming to recognize which is the best method to prevent child abuse and neglect. Research on techniques and strategies for preventing child abuse is important because we want the adults of the future to be as educated as possible when it comes to this topic. Article 1 Lanier, Kohl, and Benz (2012) worked on a study in attempt to prevent maltreatment of children through parent-child interaction therapy. In this study, families with a history of maltreatment of children and with no history of maltreatment of children were both examined. Clinical case records and child welfare records were used to discover the families to be brought into therapy. A majority of the families only participated in one parent-child interaction therapy session. Out of the 120 families who were involved in parent-child interaction therapy sessions, only 15 of them were said to have a parent who participated in the abuse and/or neglect of a child after just one session. And only 10 of the 27 families with previously reported parent perpetration had submitted another one. The average submission of the abuse and neglect reports was filed a whopping 17 months after the first parent-child interaction therapy session. Thirty-seve... ... middle of paper ... ...view 33.1 (2011): 66-77. OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 26 Feb. 2014. Lanier, Paul1, planier@wustl.edu, et al. "Preventing Maltreatment With A Community-Based Implementation Of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy." Journal Of Child & Family Studies 23.2 (2014): 449-460. OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 26 Feb. 2014. MacMillan, Harriet L., B. Helen Thomas, and Ellen Jamieson. "Effectiveness Of Home Visitation By Public-Health Nurses In Prevention Of The Recurrence Of Child Physical Abuse And Neglect: A Randomised Controlled Trial." Lancet 365.(2005): 1786-1793. OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 26 Feb. 2014. Welch, Ginger L.1,2, and Barbara L.3 Bonner. "Fatal Child Neglect: Characteristics, Causation, And Strategies For Prevention." Child Abuse & Neglect 37.10 (2013): 745-752. OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 26 Feb. 2014.

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