Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention, Volume 2: Societal, Organizational, and International Approaches

The second volume of Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention addresses the contributions of commercial, nonprofit, and governmental organizations to the prevention of child abuse. This includes detailed outlines of preventive frameworks employed and recommended by such organizations, both domestic and global.

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Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention
Volume 2: Societal, Organizational, and International Approaches

STM Learning’s Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention, Volume 2: Societal, Organizational, and International Approaches provides in-depth examinations of child maltreatment prevention models across social spheres. This text serves to help readers better understand the roles of community, corporate business, government, nonprofits, and research organizations in child maltreatment prevention efforts.

Written by and for multidisciplinary professionals in medicine, law, social work, and public health, this title is a vital resource for those working to prevent child abuse in all its forms. Professionals across fields will benefit from an expansive collection of studies in the best practices in child abuse prevention and child safety.

Features & Benefits:

  • Ideal for multidisciplinary use
  • Comprehensive resource on abuse prevention
  • Authored by internationally recognized experts
Product Details:

Perfect Bound 10×7 inches
430 pages, 30 images, 50 contributors


Pediatricians, Pediatric Nurses, Pediatric Mental Health Professionals, Child Abuse Prevention Specialists, Violence Prevention Specialists, Public Health Specialists, Epidemiologists, Social Workers, Child Protection Professionals, Victim Advocates, Child Advocates, Child Advocacy Center Personnel, Health Education Specialists, Community Organizers, Community Outreach Specialists, Public Policy Advocates, College and Medical Library Administrators

Publication date:

January 2017


978-1-878060-83-9 (Print)
978-1-936590-38-4 (eBook)

Table of Contents

Section I: Communal and Societal Prevention
1. Preventing Child Maltreatment Through the Positive Community Norms Framework
2. The Power of Child Death Review to Prevent Maltreatment
3. Business: Increasing Involvement
4. Prevention Advocacy and Legislation

Section II: Agency and Organizational Approaches to Prevention 
5. Preventing Child Maltreatment United States Military Community
6. The Federal Government’s Role in Child Maltreatment Prevention: History and Current Efforts
7. National Organizations Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Before They Occur
8. Children’s Advocacy Centers and Child Abuse Prevention: A Natural Fit

Section III: Selected Models of Prevention
9. Early Home Visitation Services to Prevent Physical Child Abuse and Neglect
10. Strengthening Families Through Early Care and Education
11. Maltreatment Prevention Programming in Early Childhood: A Review of Models Delivered in Center-Based Settings
12. Shared Leadership®: An Innovative Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
13. The PREVENT Program: A Public Health Approach
14. A Population Approach to the Prevention of Child Maltreatment: The Triple P—Positive Parenting Program System
15. SafeCare®: Preventing Child Neglect Through Scaling-Up and Examining Implementation Issues of an Evidence-Based Practice

Section IV: Prevention Among Special Populations
16. The Prevention of Maltreatment Among Children With Disabilities Through Early Identification and Comprehensive Provision of Services
17. Cultural Considerations in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Section V: International Approaches to Prevention
18. Children’s Rights to Prevention of and Protection From Violence and Maltreatment
19. Sure Star Local Programmes: Area-Based Preventative Intervention in England
20. Child Abuse Prevention in Canada
21. Child Abuse Prevention and Neglect Prevention: The Pakistani Scenario
22. Prevention of Child Abuse in Estonia

Section VI: Conclusion
23. The Future of Child Abuse Prevention


Randell Alexander, MD, PhD

Randell Alexander is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida and the Morehouse School of Medicine. He currently serves as chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics and interim chief of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. In addition, he is the statewide medical director of child protections teams for the Department of Health’s Children’s Medical Services and is part of the International Advisory Board for the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. He has also served as vice chair of the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the boards of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and Prevent Child Abuse America. Randell Alexander has served on state child death review committees in Iowa, Georgia, and Florida, and two regional child death review committees. He is an active researcher, lectures widely, and testifies frequently in major child abuse cases throughout the country.

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As a member of an advocacy group and a practitioner concerned with child welfare, several chapters in this new reference stand out as particularly significant to my practice and to my colleagues in the field:

The Strengthening Families Initiative (addressed in Chapter 10) encourages professionals to engage families in the context of difficulties contributing to child maltreatment. The authors wisely caution readers that there is a high cost to delayed intervention and encourage appropriate engagement with and due respect for children and their families.

The Shared Leadership approach (addressed in Chapter 12) challenges hierarchical structures that separate parents and professionals. The authors promote respect for the competence of parents and their potential to contribute to changes in practice, policy, and education on child maltreatment.

The chapter on the United Nations Convention on Children’s Rights (Chapter 18) provides a thorough evaluation of the components of rights-based prevention. It is a valuable reminder that the principles of the UNCRC should be utilized in policy and practice for children in community and national contexts.

These chapters and this book should be read and discussed by professionals in medicine, social work, and law. The content of Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention, Volume 2 validates and promotes the underpinning values for best practices in the prevention of child abuse.

Sue Foley, MSW; MA; Accr MAASW;
NSW Children’s Court Clinic
Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Sydney, Australia

Research and Practices In Child Maltreatment Prevention, Volume 2: Societal, Organizational, and International Approaches is an invaluable resource for professionals from a variety of disciplines in child maltreatment prevention. It contains historical information and up-to-date research about the problem of child maltreatment. This expansive new reference provides the latest information and research about the tools, programs, and frameworks available to advance efforts in child maltreatment prevention across the social-ecological model. Through the expertise and perspective of its authors, it offers insight into the issues that make child abuse prevention such a complex issue.

Vicky Roper, MS
Prevent Child Abuse Kansas
Kansas Children’s Service League
Wichita, Kansas

In order to make real progress in child maltreatment prevention, professionals, policymakers, and advocates are often required to participate in fields far removed from their usual areas of expertise and move into the realms of marketing and communication, leadership transformation, or business decision-making. This collection, in detailing current best practices in child abuse prevention, offers inspiration for practitioners willing to do so.

Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention, Volume 2: Societal, Organizational, and International Approaches provides, among a variety of information, examples from a cross-section of preventive approaches that constitute an impressive foundation for practical applications of child advocacy. Readers are introduced to successful strategies, detailed and innovative case studies, and proven models with clearly illustrated guidelines and recommendations. Built on current evidence, this data-rich resource will inspire those working in the field to enhance current practices.

Anthea Simcock, ONZM
Child Matters
Hamilton, New Zealand

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