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Child abuse and neglect: part II - practical intervention and prevention activities

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 173

Marianne James
ISBN 0 642 24188 0 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, October 2000


The current trend in the prevention of child abuse and neglect is to incorporate it within a broad range of early intervention strategies as part of a coordinated agency network to address family dysfunction. This paper describes a number of programs that have been shown to work. They range from parenting and anger management programs to multifaceted in-house services.

This paper complements Trends and Issues no. 146 Child abuse and neglect: part 1 ­ redefining the issues which was published in February 2000.