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Do evidence-based group parenting programs for high-risk or maltreating parents include content about psychological maltreatment?: a program review.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Child welfare
Publication Date
Volume
91
Issue
2
Pages
7–37
Identifiers
PMID: 23362612
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Psychological maltreatment (PM) is a wide-spread form of child maltreatment, both in high-risk and maltreating parents, yet there are no intervention programs that target it directly. In this study, the content of parenting programs for high-risk and maltreating parents was assessed to determine whether the program manuals include content on PM. Nine evidence-based group parenting programs for high-risk or maltreating parents (e.g., included in the SAMHSA or a comparable model program registry) were identified. Program manuals were rated for whether they included content on 18 types of psychological maltreatment (PM). Only one type of PM was rated as being included in all nine programs. Not one of the remaining PM types was rated as being included in more than four programs; and many of the PM types were not rated as being included in any program manual. Therefore, existing parenting program manuals do not contain content related to many forms of psychological maltreatment.

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