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Identifying Effective Components of Child Maltreatment Interventions: A Meta-analysis

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dc.contributor.author van der Put, Claudia
dc.contributor.author Assink, Mark
dc.contributor.author Gubbels, Jeanne
dc.contributor.author Boekhout van Solinge, Noelle
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-29T22:27:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-29T22:27:02Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation van der Put, Claudia; Assink, Mark; Gubbels, Jeanne; Boekhout van Solinge, Noëlle. (2017). Identifying Effective Components of Child Maltreatment Interventions: A Meta-analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review: 20 (4), 32 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10567-017-0250-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/651
dc.description.abstract There is a lack of knowledge about specific components that make interventions effective in preventing or reducing child maltreatment. The aim of the present meta-analysis was to increase this knowledge by summarizing findings on effects of interventions for child maltreatment and by examining potential moderators of this effect, such as intervention components and study characteristics. Identifying effective components is essential for developing or improving child maltreatment interventions. A literature search yielded 121 independent studies (N = 39,044) examining the effects of interventions for preventing or reducing child maltreatment. From these studies, 352 effect sizes were extracted. The overall effect size was significant and small in magnitude for both preventive interventions (d = 0.26, p < .001) and curative interventions (d = 0.36, p < .001). Cognitive behavioral therapy, home visitation, parent training, family-based/multisystemic, substance abuse, and combined interventions were effective in preventing and/or reducing child maltreatment. For preventive interventions, larger effect sizes were found for short-term interventions (0–6 months), interventions focusing on increasing self-confidence of parents, and interventions delivered by professionals only. Further, effect sizes of preventive interventions increased as follow-up duration increased, which may indicate a sleeper effect of preventive interventions. For curative interventions, larger effect sizes were found for interventions focusing on improving parenting skills and interventions providing social and/or emotional support. Interventions can be effective in preventing or reducing child maltreatment. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer Open en_US
dc.subject Meta-analysis en_US
dc.subject Child Abuse en_US
dc.subject Family Violence en_US
dc.subject Prevention en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Childhood en_US
dc.subject Juvenile en_US
dc.subject Minors en_US
dc.subject Kinship Caregivers en_US
dc.subject Offspring en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.subject Protective Factors en_US
dc.subject Social Support en_US
dc.subject Assessment en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Substance Use Disorder en_US
dc.title Identifying Effective Components of Child Maltreatment Interventions: A Meta-analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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