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A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of interventions designed to decrease child abuse in high-risk families

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dc.contributor.author Levey, Elizabeth J.
dc.contributor.author Gelaye, Bizu
dc.contributor.author Bain, Paul
dc.contributor.author Rondon, Marta B.
dc.contributor.author Borba, Christina P. C.
dc.contributor.author Henderson, David C.
dc.contributor.author Williams, Michelle A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-25T15:02:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-25T15:02:14Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4593
dc.description.abstract Child abuse is a global problem, and parents with histories of childhood abuse are at increased risk of abusing their offspring. The objective of this systematic review is to provide a clear overview of the existing literature of randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to prevent child abuse. PubMed, PsychINFO, Web of Science, Sociological Abstracts, and CINAHL were systematically searched and expanded by hand search. This review includes all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions designed to prevent abuse among mothers identified as high-risk. Of the eight studies identified, only three found statistically significant reductions in abuse by any measure, and only two found reductions in incidents reported to child protective services. While much has been written about child abuse in high-risk families, few RCTs have been performed. Only home visitation has a significant evidence base for reducing child abuse, and the findings vary considerably. Also, data from low- and middle-income countries are limited. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1873-7757
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Child en_US
dc.subject Child, Preschool en_US
dc.subject Risk Assessment en_US
dc.subject Family Characteristics en_US
dc.subject Regression Analysis en_US
dc.subject Child Protective Services en_US
dc.subject House Calls en_US
dc.subject Systematic review en_US
dc.subject Abuse en_US
dc.subject Child maltreatment en_US
dc.subject Intergenerational transmission en_US
dc.subject Neglect en_US
dc.subject Randomized controlled trial en_US
dc.subject Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic en_US
dc.subject Child Abuse/prevention & control en_US
dc.title A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of interventions designed to decrease child abuse in high-risk families en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.01.004
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE


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