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Project Prevention Orange: A Community-Based Approach to Child Maltreatment Prevention (Poster Session 6)
To realize the end result of a local plan for child maltreatment prevention, this presentation outlines an innovative method of integrating research and community mobilization based on Bronfenbrenner's ecological theory of human development. A community risk and resiliency factor study was completed with three Orange County populations at varying levels of risk for child maltreatment. Preliminary results indicate that poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, and special needs of parents emerge as the primary risk factors faced by families who are at risk for child maltreatment but that most programs that work with children and families only address needs at one or two levels of the ecological model.
LeLaina Romero, B.A.
Paula Wolfteich, Ph.D.
Howard Phillips Center for
Children and Families
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