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ERIC Number: EJ844319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Unacceptable Risk Factors in Child Maltreatment: Formulations from Caseworkers
DeRoma, Virginia; Bingley, Christy; Kessler, Maria Lynn; Merino, Cesar
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v1 n2 p114-123 Spr 2005
Approximately one million children are victims of maltreatment are assessed and placed in the child welfare system. The purpose of the current study was to identify caseworker perceptions of (a) reasons for youth removal from a home environment and (b) the parameters of intolerable problem categories that prompt such decisions. Four categories of maltreatment were generated to account for over 70% of the caseworkers' 249 reasons identified for youth removal using structured interviews. Within each category, perceptions of risk factors identified as intolerable for allowing youth to remain in the home were identified for each of the categories. Results may help providers to target the areas in which future program development and treatment delivery efforts should be directed. (Contains 5 tables.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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