The following resources address strategies for working with families with a substantiated case of child abuse or neglect to increase child safety and prevent repeat maltreatment. Resources include State and local examples.
Didn’t We Just See You?: Time to Recurrence Among Frequency Encountered Families in CPS
Zhang, Fuller, & Nieto (2013)
Children and Youth Services Review, 35(5)
Examines the association between the interval between previous maltreatment intervals and the likelihood of future maltreatment occurrence among children who encountered multiple maltreatment recurrences. The study suggests including the interval between incidents as an indicator for child maltreatment risk assessment.
Does Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Reduce Future Physical Abuse?: A Meta-Analysis (PDF - 221 KB)
Kennedy, Kim, Tripodi, Brown, & Gowdy (2014)
Florida State University College of Social Work Faculty Publications
Examines the effectiveness of parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) for physically abusive or at-risk families at reducing the recurrence of abuse, child abuse potential, and parenting stress.
Information Packet: Prevention of Repeat Maltreatment: Addressing Contributing Factors Based in an Ecological Model (PDF - 73 KB)
Presents statistics on child maltreatment recurrence and summarizes a model for working with families to prevent repeat maltreatment.
Arizona IV-E Waiver Expedited Reunification Demonstration Final Evaluation Report: April 1, 2006 to December 31, 2008
Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, Arizona State University (2009)
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Describes the outcomes of a project in Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe, AZ, that provided in-home and aftercare services to families of children placed in foster care to expedite reunification. The goals of the program were to reduce the amount of time children spend in foster care, decrease reentry into foster care, prevent the recurrence of maltreatment, and improve the well-being of children and families.
Hennepin-University Partnership Child Well-Being Re-entry to Foster Care Report (PDF - 614 KB)
Jones & LaLiberte (2010)
Presents a guide to evidence-based practices in preventing children from reentering the foster care system and a literature review that includes information on risk factors that contribute to the recurrence of child maltreatment. The report includes recommendations for Hennepin County, Minnesota, to reduce rates of reentry.
Preserving Childhood: Oregon's Leading Efforts to Prevent Child Abuse and Strengthen Families (PDF - 917 KB)
Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon Foundation & Prevent Child Abuse Oregon 2013)
Highlights 12 nationally recognized prevention programs and parenting curricula currently being implemented throughout Oregon. Details of each program and related research findings are included.