One of the primary purposes of child protective services interventions is to prevent future harm for children who have already experienced maltreatment. Understanding more about when and why maltreatment reoccurs helps improve interventions. Resources include State and local examples.
Didn’t We Just See You? Time to Recurrence Among Frequency Encountered Families in CPS (PDF - 162 KB)
Zhang, Fuller, & Nieto (2013)
Children and Youth Services Review, 35(5)
Analyzes the association between the timing of prior child maltreatment intervals and the likelihood of repeat maltreatment.
Does Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Reduce Future Physical Abuse?: A Meta-analysis (PDF - 221 KB)
Kennedy, Kim, Tripodi, Brown, & Gowdy (2014)
Florida State University
Evaluates the efficacy of parent-child interaction therapy in reducing the recurrence of child abuse among at risk families.
Examining Predictors of Re-reports and Recurrence of Child Maltreatment Using Two National Data Sources
Casanueva & Tueller & Dolan & Testa & Smith & Day (2015)
Children and Youth Services Review, 48
The Impact of In-home Services From Child Protective Services on Child Maltreatment Recurrence: A Process Model
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 96(4)
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Preventing the Recurrence of Maltreatment (PDF - 1,034 KB)
Carnochan, Rizik-Baer, & Austin (2013)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 10
Explains potential risk factors that may contribute to recurrence of child abuse and maltreatment. This journal article also discusses potential consequences of child maltreatment.
Repeat Maltreatment in Alaska: Assessment and Exploration of Alternative Measures (PDF - 1055 KB)
Vadapalli & Passini (2015)
Examines recurring child maltreatment reporting trends between 2005 and 2013 to determine the differing rates of substantiated and unsubstantiated reports.