ERIC Number: EJ926578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
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A Better Start: Child Maltreatment Prevention as a Public Health Priority
Zimmerman, Francie; Mercy, James A.
Zero to Three (J), v30 n5 p4-10 May 2010
Child abuse prevention programs have historically focused on individual and family dynamics rather than community-based or societal strategies to prevent child maltreatment. Recently, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of communitywide efforts to prevent child maltreatment before abuse or neglect occurs by offering a continuum of services. The authors describe how a public health approach to child maltreatment addresses the range of conditions that place children at risk for abuse or neglect and include strategies at the individual, family, community, and societal levels to promote health and well-being.
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Prevention, Public Health, Community Involvement, At Risk Persons, Child Neglect, Social Responsibility, Social Change, Health Promotion
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