Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 163-185

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Safety, Health Care, and Bonding Within an Ecobehavioral Approach to Treating and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

  • John R. Lutzker
  • , Kathryn M. Bigelow
  • , Ronald M. Doctor
  • , Maria Lynn Kessler

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This paper describes Project SafeCare, an ecobehavioral research and treatment project with families reported or at risk for child abuse or neglect. Preliminary demographic data are reviewed along with indirect assessment data. Four case studies are described to exemplify the effects of training provided to families. The implications for the current assessment data, treatment, and outcome are discussed.

ecobehavioral child abuse neglect treatment