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.
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.
Parenting Programs for the Prevention of Child Physical Abuse Recurrence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Vlahovicova, Melendez-Torres, Leijten, Knerr & Gardner (2017)
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 20(4)
Reviews the evidence on the intervention method of parenting programs for reducing rates of reoffending parents of physical abuse.
Risk of Re-report: A Latent: A Latent Class Analysis of Infants Reported for Maltreatment
Lane Eastman & Mitchell & Putnam-Hornstein (2016)
Child Abuse and Neglect, 55
A key challenge facing child protective services (CPS) is identifying children who are at greatest risk of future maltreatment. This analysis examined a cohort of children with a first report to CPS during infancy, a vulnerable population at high risk of future CPS reports.
DCF 29-Advanced Analytics Final Project Documentation (PDF - 2,970 KB)
Florida Department of Children and Families (2016)
Analyses the dynamics of rereporting and remaltreatment dynamics perpetrators and caregivers in the Florida child welfare system in an effort to assist the decision-making process of the Department in alleviating continuing maltreatment.
Monterey County Department of Social and Employment Services (MCDSES) 2015 Critical Incident Findings and Recommendations
California Department of Social Services (2016)
Presents the findings of a detailed review of the child fatalities, which indicated the reduced rates of substantiated recurrence of maltreatment and Monterey County achieves a high level of placement stability.
Repeat Maltreatment in Alaska: Assessment and Exploration of Alternative Measures (PDF - 1,055 KB)
Vadapalli & Passini (2015)
Examines recurring child maltreatment reporting trends in Alaska between 2005 and 2013 to determine the differing rates of substantiated and unsubstantiated reports. This study also outlines ways the State can enhance its policy and practices to more effectively address repeat maltreatment.
Senate Committee on Health and Human Services: Recurrence of Child Abuse and Neglect (PDF - 580 KB)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (2016)
Examines the current system used to track recurrence of child abuse and neglect of families who have received and not received services, and make recommendations to improve tracking to assist in preventing recurrence.