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The chapter begins with a description of the problems associated with child maltreatment and incidence of child abuse and neglect. The authors present empirically based assessment methods and interventions. Interventions include child-focused, parent-focused, cognitive-behavioral and behavioral interventions. The authors discuss the state of the research on these interventions, concluding that there are many gaps in our knowledge of effective practices. Behavioral and cognitive-behavioral interventions emerge as the strategies with the most empirical support.

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Jackson, M.S., Lyons, P. (2019). Child Maltreatment. In: Wodarski, J.S., Hopson, L.M. (eds) Empirically Based Interventions Targeting Social Problems. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28487-9_2

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