Therapy implications of child abuse in multi-risk families

Bor, William, Stallman, Helen, Collerson, Elizabeth, Boyle, Christopher, Swenson, Cynthia Cupit, McDermott, Brett, and Lee, Erica (2013) Therapy implications of child abuse in multi-risk families. Australasian Psychiatry, 21 (4). pp. 389-392.

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Objectives: Our aim is to critique Australian child maltreatment policy, outline abuse trends and provide data on family risk factors.

Method: We identified policy gaps and reviewed family profiles within selective child maltreatment databases. Data sources included international and Australian literature, Queensland Department of Child Safety reports and a research clinical database.

Results: Data reviewed suggest that a pattern of co-occurring complex multiple system family problems characterize substantiated abuse cases.

Conclusions: The presence of multiple family problems suggests the need for a new treatment paradigm. Multisystemic Therapy for child physical abuse and neglect is an evidence-based intervention that matches the therapeutic needs of such families.

Item ID: 44539
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1665
Keywords: child maltreatment, correlates, multisystemic therapy
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 05:12
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920111 Nervous System and Disorders @ 100%
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