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Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect in Families with Special Needs Children (Workshop 167)
Studies show that a child's disabilities can produce enormous stress and emotional trauma for most parents, which, in some cases, may lead to the abuse and neglect of a child. The workshop presents research findings concerning the effects of a child's disability on the family. Attention is directed to exploring the implications of these findings in order to begin work as early as possible with parents of children with special needs. Emphasis focuses on the roles of intervention and family support programs in preventing child abuse and neglect in special populations as well as approaches to strengthen families and foster quality parent-child interactions.
Sharo Shafaie, Ph.D.
SE Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO
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