Development and Description of an Empirically Based Ecobehavioral Treatment Program for Child Maltreatment
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Victims of child maltreatment and their families evince a myriad of behavioral problems, including deficits in parenting skills, social skills, safety skills, anger, stress, and financial management, mood disorders, and abusive behavior. Controlled treatment outcome studies in child maltreated samples have indicated that many of these problems are responsive to clinical intervention strategies. However, empirically based practitioners who treat child maltreatment are faced with the inevitable task of effectively integrating these treatments into their clinical programs. Therefore, this paper describes the development of an ecobehavioral treatment program for child maltreatment that is founded on a comprehensive integration of previously validated procedures. The program's development, and methods of assessment and intervention, will be underscored, including therapist training strategies, and solutions to problems that sometimes occur. Data in support of the program is examined, but primarily as a means to demonstrate how evaluative components may be utilized in practice settings to guide intervention. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Van Hasselt, V. B.
Development and Description of an Empirically Based Ecobehavioral Treatment Program for Child Maltreatment.
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