SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Leeb, R. T., Lewis, T., & Zolotor, A. J. (2011). A review of physical and mental health consequences of child abuse and neglect and implications for practice. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 5, 454–468.

Learning Objective: 5-3: Summarize the consequences of child neglect including both short- and long-term outcomes.
Summary: Overview of mental and physical health outcomes of child maltreatment to help health care providers identify the consequences of maltreatment and consider treatment outcomes.

Questions to Consider

  1. Why do you think child maltreatment leads to the consequences described?
  2. What are the barriers to identifying child maltreatment?
  3. What are the barriers to child maltreatment interventions?

Article 2: Lindsey, M. A., Hayward, R. A., & DePanfilis, D. (2010). Gender differences in behavioral outcomes among children at risk of neglect: Findings from a family-focused prevention intervention. Research on Social Work Practice, 20, 572–581.

Learning Objective: 5-4: Discuss the various intervention and prevention efforts that have been developed to address child neglect including evidence of their effectiveness.
Summary: Study examined the Family Connections (FC) intervention on preventing behavioral problems among urban, predominantly African American children at risk of neglect. Results indicated that the intervention averted negative behavioral trajectories and boys experienced a larger decrease in internalizing and externalizing behaviors than girls.

Questions to Consider

  1. Why do you think the gender differences emerged? How could treatment impact boys and girls differently?
  2. How do you think this prevention intervention could be generalized to different cultural groups (e.g., race, ethnicity, community type, socioeconomic status)?
  3. What are the barriers to implementing the FC intervention? How could clinicians and researchers overcome these barriers?