ERIC Number: ED166909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Factors Associated with the Discontinuation of Parental Abuse and Neglect. A Pre-Publication Report of Key Findings.
The report documents findings from a study of the changes over a 2-year period in abusive or neglectful behavior of 171 parents. Interview and case record data are said to indicate that 76% of the Ss had shown some signs of improvement in their ability to give adequate physical care and 75% in their ability to provide emotional care. Most frequently noted continuing parental problems in failure to change are reported to be lack of insight and resistance to help. It is explained that three variables describing the parent (mother's age, her competence as a housekeeper, and a tendency towards non-authoritarianism) and two describing the agency (length of service and number of services) differentiated significantly between the parents who had shown improvement and those who had not. Differences between abusive and neglectful families are cited. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., New York, NY.