How Good Does a Parent Have to Be?
This chapter is concerned with assessment in cases of child abuse and neglect. The topic is almost as old as the problem of child maltreatment itself. Indeed, assessment strategies, in one form or another, have been the basis for estimating the incidence and prevalence of child maltreatment, testing hypotheses about the psychological nature of perpetrators and victims, creating models that describe potential causes of child maltreatment, and for deriving strategies to prevent it. In short, assessment of child maltreatment actually encompasses a broad spectrum of well-established strategies and practices, each uniquely responsive to particular questions about the problem.
KeywordsChild Abuse Child Welfare High School Diploma Indicator Area Child Welfare System
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