Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
The maltreatment of children is a devastating social problem in the United States. Many researchers and child welfare workers believe the recent increase in child neglect is directly correlated to an increase in parental substance abuse. There is a strong relationship between child neglect and parental substance abuse, however there are limited treatments that address both issues simultaneously. The present study developed a Family Behavior Therapy treatment manual and preliminarily evaluated the credibility and client satisfaction of the interventions with a family referred by Clark County Family Services. The manual is based on existing published manuals, one of which is specific to drug abuse, and the other to child neglect. Manual development occurred in four phases including integration and modification of existing manuals, editing of developed drafts, role-plays, and finally implementation with a pilot case. This information will provide pilot support for a later controlled investigation of the treatment manual.
Abuse; Child; Development; Manual; Neglect; Parental; Substance; Treatment
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Romero, Valeria I, "Parental substance abuse and child neglect: Development of a treatment manual" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1974.