Research: Child abuse review

1. Skowron, E. & Reinemann, D.H.S. (2005). Effectiveness of psychological interventions for child maltreatment: A meta-analysis. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 42(1): 52-71.

Implications for practice:
Populations studied: Children aged 3-17 years who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or physical neglect.  Examined both mandated and voluntary treatments for parents.

Intervention types: Interventions delivered to the individual, groups, families, milieu or multi-component approaches.  Examined both behavioural (e.g. CBT) and non-behavioural (e.g. psychodynamic, humanistic, developmental and ecological) forms of interventions.

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