The role of parenting programs in the prevention of child maltreatment

Sanders, Matthew and Pidgeon, Aileen (2011) The role of parenting programs in the prevention of child maltreatment. Australian Psychologist, 46 4: 199-209. doi:10.1111/j.1742-9544.2010.00012.x

Author Sanders, Matthew
Pidgeon, Aileen
Title The role of parenting programs in the prevention of child maltreatment
Journal name Australian Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0005-0067
Publication date 2011-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2010.00012.x
Volume 46
Issue 4
Start page 199
End page 209
Total pages 11
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract Child maltreatment is a major worldwide concern and continuing high rates of abuse demand action. This article examines the role of parenting programmes as a strategy to prevent child maltreatment in the population as a whole and also as a targeted intervention for parents who have abused, or are at risk of abusing, their children. We argue that a blend of universal and targeted interventions is needed to reduce the prevalence of child maltreatment. Parenting interventions that concurrently target positive parenting and effective child management skills, dysfunctional parental attributions, and increasing parents' capacity to regulate their emotions are particularly useful. A variant of the Triple P—Positive Parenting Program, known as Pathways Triple P, is discussed to illustrate the value of this approach. Contextual factors that need to be addressed in working with child protection cases are also discussed. The role of training and supervision is discussed in the context of disseminating evidence-based parenting programmes, and future directions for research are presented.
Keyword Child abuse
Triple P
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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