Parenting and Family Processes in Child Maltreatment and Intervention

  • Douglas M. Teti

Part of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network book series (CMSN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Child Maltreatment and Family Processes

  3. Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment

  4. Intervening with Maltreated Children and Their Families

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Carisa Wilsie, Christopher Campbell, Mark Chaffin, Beverly Funderburk
      Pages 107-125
    3. Danielle J. Guild, Michelle E. Alto, Sheree L. Toth
      Pages 127-137
  5. Preventing Child Maltreatment: Current Efforts, Future Directions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-202

About this book


This clear-sighted reference offers a transformative new lens for understanding the role of family processes in creating — and stopping — child abuse and neglect. Its integrative perspective emphasizes the interconnectedness of forms of abuse, the diverse mechanisms of family violence, and a child/family-centered, strengths-based approach to working with families.

Chapters review evidence-based interventions and also model collaboration between family professionals for effective coordination of treatment and other services. This powerful ecological framework has major implications for improving assessment, treatment, and prevention as well as future research on child maltreatment.

Included among the topics:
• Creating a safe haven following child maltreatment: the benefits and limits of social support.
• “Why didn’t you tell?” Helping families and children weather the process following a sexual abuse disclosure.
• Environments recreated: the unique struggles of children born to abused mothers.
• Evidence-based intervention: trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children and families.
• Preventing the intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment through relational interventions.
• Reducing the risk of child maltreatment: challenges and opportunities.

Professionals and practitioners particularly interested in family processes, child maltreatment, and developmental psychology will find Parenting and Family Processes in Child Maltreatment and Intervention a major step forward in breaking entrenched abuse cycles and keeping families safe.


Child Maltreatment Children's Well-Being Effects of Child Maltreatment Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse Intergenerational Transmission of Maltreatment Role of Family Processes in Child Abuse

Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas M. Teti
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Development & Family StudiesThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40918-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40920-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-7156
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-7164
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