New directions in treatment of child physical abuse and neglect in Australia: MST-CAN a case study

Stallman, Helen M., Walmsley, Karen E., Bor, William, Collerson, Maria, Cupit Swenson, Cynthia and McDermott, Brett (2010) New directions in treatment of child physical abuse and neglect in Australia: MST-CAN a case study. Advances in Mental Health, 9 2: 148-161.


Author Stallman, Helen M.
Walmsley, Karen E.
Bor, William
Collerson, Maria
Cupit Swenson, Cynthia
McDermott, Brett
Title New directions in treatment of child physical abuse and neglect in Australia: MST-CAN a case study
Journal name Advances in Mental Health
ISSN 1837-4905
Publication date 2010-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 9
Issue 2
Start page 148
End page 161
Total pages 4
Place of publication Maleny, Qld, Australia
Publisher eContent Management Pty Ltd
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract The current case study presents the first illustration of an ecological model of service delivery for child abuse and neglect, Multisystemic Therapy (MST-CAN) in the Australian context. Participants were a single parent family with two children aged 7 and 8 referred for child neglect. The intervention addressed the multiple mental health and practical needs within the child's social ecology, as well as the precipitating and perpetuating factors for the case of neglect. Interventions targeted maternal depression, alcohol abuse, parenting, financial management, employment, housing, and family communication. Treatment goals of increased functioning across multiple life domains were met including parent psychopathology, practical needs, and family reunification. Directions for future research are discussed.
Keyword Multisystemic therapy
child abuse
treatment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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