Treating perpetrators of child physical abuse: A review of interventions

Jessica Oliver, Karla T. Washington

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Abstract

This systematic review analyzes eleven empirically based articles relevant to evaluating treatments and interventions for perpetrators of child physical abuse. The articles provide a clear picture of the limited research available in this area. The review describes current themes in research and interventions, common challenges in working with families in which child physical abuse has occurred, gaps in the current research, and suggestions for practice, policy, and future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-124
Number of pages10
JournalTrauma, Violence, and Abuse
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Child abuse
  • Intervention
  • Perpetrator background
  • Systematic review
  • Treatment

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