The Importance of Matching Educational Interventions to Parent Needs in Child Maltreatment

Issues, Methods, and Recommendations
  • Alexander J. Tymchuk
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


In this chapter, a discussion of unresolved definitional, assessment, educational, and policy needs regarding parenting in general and child maltreatment in particular is presented. These unresolved needs are critical to consider when discussing parenting by persons with disabilities. Juxtaposed with the issues surrounding parenting is a presentation of the changing view of disabilities and the adequacy of past, present, and future services and supports available to parents with disabilities. Finally, some of the methods available to professionals who work with parents with disabilities is presented to aid such professionals in preparing their clients for parenting as well as in answering and resolving concerns about their clients’ parenting skills.


Mental Retardation Child Abuse Intellectual Disability Developmental Disability Child Protective Service 
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  • Alexander J. Tymchuk
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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