Preventing Child Maltreatment: Community Approaches

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Kenneth A. Dodge, Doriane Lambelet Coleman
Guilford Press, Jun 18, 2009 - Psychology - 203 pages
Many child abuse prevention programs have targeted factors within the family, such as parenting skills. This book describes the next wave of prevention: the promotion of safer, healthier childrearing environments in entire communities. The contributors are leading authorities who illuminate how contextual factors—including poverty, chaotic neighborhoods, and lack of social supports—combine with family factors to place children at risk for maltreatment. They present a range of exemplary programs designed to strengthen communities while also helping individual parents to meet their children's needs. Real-world evaluation approaches, quality-control strategies, and policy implications are discussed in depth.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
CHAPTER 1
9
CHAPTER 2
29
CHAPTER 3
55
CHAPTER 4
68
CHAPTER 5
82
CHAPTER 6
102
CHAPTER 7
121
CHAPTER 8
139
CHAPTER 9
156
CHAPTER 10
172
CHAPTER 11
182
Index
197
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Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD, is the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, where he is also Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy. He has been honored with the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association and the Senior Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health.

 

Doriane Lambelet Coleman, JD, is Professor of Law at Duke University, where she teaches courses and seminars on children and the law, among other topics. Her scholarship focuses on the impact of culture on the ways in which women and children are treated in the law. Her most recent work is concerned with child maltreatment in immigrant families and the legal ethics of pediatric research.

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