Enhancing Treatment Adherence, Social Validity, and Generalization of Parent-Training Interventions with Physically Abusive and Neglectful Families

  • Lori M. Lundquist
  • David J. Hansen
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


The literature on the assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect has been steadily growing in recent decades. A consistent theme in the literature is that maltreating families generally present with a variety of problems and multiple possible targets for intervention, including many parent and child issues. The treatment picture is also complicated by the diversity of parents, children, problems, personal resources (e.g., financial, social, intellectual), and motivation for change. Unfortunately, due to their challenging circumstances, maltreating families may be among the least likely to succeed with psychological intervention (Wolfe, Edwards, Manion, & Koverola, 1988).


Child Abuse Treatment Adherence Social Validity Child Physical Abuse Behavioral Parent Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lori M. Lundquist
    • 1
  • David J. Hansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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