Dealing with Child Abuse and Neglect within a Comprehensive Family-Support Program

  • Sebastian Striefel
  • Michaelle Ann Robinson
  • Pat Truhn
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Since 1989, the Community-Family Partnership (CFP) program in northern Utah has provided comprehensive services to families living in poverty. Such families are at increased risk for child abuse and neglect due to the many stresses associated with poverty (Gaudin, 1993; Tower, 1992). Within the two counties served by the program, the incidence rate of substantiated child abuse and neglect cases in 1994 was 0.3% (n = 355), slightly less than in the state of Utah (0.5%; n = 10,430) (Utah Children, 1996) and the United States (0.4%; n = 1,036,000) (National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, Utah Chapter, 1995; Peterson & Urquiza, 1993).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Striefel
    • 1
  • Michaelle Ann Robinson
    • 2
  • Pat Truhn
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Persons with Disabilities and Psychology DepartmentUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2.Center for Persons with DisabilitiesUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

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