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ERIC Number: EJ827023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
A Cognitive Approach to Child Mistreatment Prevention among Medically At-Risk Infants
Bugental, Daphne Blunt; Schwartz, Alex
Developmental Psychology, v45 n1 p284-288 Jan 2009
The authors assessed the effectiveness of a home visitation program in enhancing the early parenting history of infants born at medical risk--a population that is at risk for mistreatment. A randomized clinical trial design was used to compare the effects of a cognitively based extension of the Healthy Start home visitation program (HV+) with a visitation condition that did not include this component (HV). In the HV+ condition, they observed (a) a lower use of corporal punishment, (b) greater safety maintenance in the home, and (c) fewer reported child injuries. The sample (N = 102) was primarily Latino; however, the effects of the intervention were not qualified by ethnicity, maternal education, or immigration status. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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