Reducing Child Maltreatment: A Guidebook for Parent Services (Treatment Manuals for Practitioners)

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This practical manual presents detailed, step-by-step instructions for assessing and teaching key parenting skills proven to reduce or prevent child maltreatment. It is based on 20 years of research and practice with over 1500 families at risk for child physical abuse or neglect. The book shows how to help parents improve interactions with children, create safer home environments, and respond effectively to child health care needs. It is filled with concrete examples and helpful tips for service providers, and features more than 30 assessment forms, checklists, and other client materials, many of which may be photocopied. Also included is detailed information on staff training, complete with reproducible training materials. Designed for optimal ease of use with a convenient 8 ½ x 11 format, this is an indispensable resource for providers of voluntary or court-mandated services, including therapists, counselors, child protection workers, agency administrators, and other social work and human service professionals, as well as students in these fields.

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John R. Lutzker, PhD, is Chief of the Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Formerly, he was the Florence and Louis Ross Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Director of Graduate Training in Behavioral Psychology at the University of Judaism. The author or editor of three previous books, Dr. Lutzker serves on the editorial boards of a number of professional journals.

Kathryn M. Bigelow, MA, is a doctoral candidate in developmental and child psychology in the Department of Human Development and Family Life at the University of Kansas. Her research interests are in violence prevention and parent-child and caregiver-child interactions.

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1. Child Maltreatment and the Ecobehavioral Model
2. The Ecobehavioral Model in Action: Project 12-Ways and Project SafeCare
3. Assessment and Treatment Overview
4. Parenting Assessment for Bonding Skills
5. Planned Activities and Parent¿Child Interaction Training
6. Home Safety and Cleanliness Training
7. Infant and Child Health Care Skills
8. Staff Training

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