ERIC Number: ED211865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of a Structured Approach to Treating Child Abuse.
Levant, Ronald F.; And Others
The prominence of child abuse cases in child welfare agencies has focused attention on abusing parents who react to initial professional contact with hostility. To evaluate a structured treatment method for child abusing parents, two treatment methods were studied. A new method, which focused on the parent's handling of hostility, was compared to the usual child welfare agency services before and after nine months of treatment. Outcome was assessed in terms of the parent's ability to handle hostility and the child's behavioral adjustment. Results indicated that parents receiving the new treatment improved significantly more, but their children were not as well adjusted at post-treatment as the agency services group's children. The findings suggest that abused children need special attention in addition to whatever treatment is provided to their parents. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).