Preventing Child Maltreatment: Community Approaches

Preventing Child Maltreatment: Community Approaches

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Preventing Child Maltreatment: Community Approaches by Kenneth A. Dodge

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593859732
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/03/2009
Series: Duke Series in Child Development and Public Policy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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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