Child Abuse

Preventing Child Maltreatment

The Future of Children, a collaboration of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution has an archived webcast of a panel presentation on preventing child maltreatment given last fall. The webcast is about 35 minutes long. They also produced a journal issue on this topic (Vol. 19, No. 2, Fall 2009)–details after the jump.

You can download the full journal here (PDF) or individual articles from the issue (you’ll find summaries here):

  1. Introducing the Issue (Christina Paxson and Ron Haskins) 
  2. Progress toward a Prevention Perspective (Matthew W. Stagner and Jiffy Lansing)
  3. Epidemiological Perspectives on Maltreatment Prevention (Fred Wulczyn)
  4. Creating Community Responsibility for Child Protection: Possibilities and Challenges (Deborah A. Daro and Kenneth A. Dodge)
  5. Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect with Parent Training: Evidence and Opportunities (Richard P. Barth)
  6. The Role of Home-Visiting Programs in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect (Kimberly S. Howard and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn)
  7. Prevention and Drug Treatment (Mark F. Testa and Brenda Smith)
  8. The Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse (David Finkelhor)
  9. Prevention and the Child Protection System (Jane Waldfogel)