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Parenting Programs to Prevent Child Abuse
A review of two parenting programs that aim to prevent child abuse.
# 153179 | 1,615 words | 7 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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The paper discusses the problem of child abuse and neglect and argues that a way to prevent it is through parent education. This paper looks at two programs, the Confident Caring Program and the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program, and shows how they both teach valuable parenting skills on how to deal with anger and stress without being abusive or neglectful to children. The paper also notes that both programs stress that child abuse and neglect are public health issues that exact a great toll on society when they are not given the attention that they require.

From the Paper:

"The prevention of child abuse and neglect requires more of a public health approach (Prinz, Sanders, Shapiro, Whitaker, & Lutzker 2009). According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (Prinz et al. 2009), in 2005 alone there were 3.3 million referrals of alleged child abuse or neglect and an estimated 899,000 child victims of substantiated child abuse or neglect in the United States. Child abuse and neglect is a major problem in our society. Child abuse and neglect is responsible for high costs linked with the use of administrative services and systems such as child protective services, foster care, and the judicial system. It is also has a long-term impact that is often not realized. Abused and neglected children often go on to become troubled adults who may go on to abuse others (2009). There is a lot of speculation about how much child abuse and neglect costs the United States each year, but Prevent Child Abuse America has approximated costs linked with child abuse and neglect in the United States to be over $94 billion per year (2009). More than the costs associated with child abuse and neglect are the costs of children's health and research shows that most of the emotional and behavioral problems that children have can be prevented. Teaching parents how to be good parents is an important step in preventing child abuse and neglect as well as helping children develop in a healthy and functional way."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Center for the Improvement of Child Caring. (2011). CICC's confident parenting program. CICC. Accessed on February 15, 2011:
  • Sanders, M.R., Markie-Dadds, C., & Turner, K.M.T. (2003). Theoretical, scientific and clinical foundations of the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program: a population approach to the promotion of parenting competence. Parenting research and practice monograph,1: 1-24.
  • Prinz, R.J., Sanders, M.R., Shapiro, C.J., Whitaker, D.J., & Lutzker, J.R. (2009). Population-based prevention of child maltreatment: the U.S. triple P system population trial. Prevention science,10: 1-12. Springer.
  • Sanders, M.R. (1999). Triple P - Positive Positive Parenting Program: Towards an empirically validated multilevel parenting and family support strategy for the prevention of behavior and emotional problems in children. Clinical child and family psychology review,2: 71-90.
  • Sanders, M.R. (2008a). Triple P - Positive Parenting Program - A public health approach to parenting support. Journal of family psychology,22: 506-517.

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