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Theoretical Frameworks Conceptualizing Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment

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Abstract

Various theories have been used to understand child maltreatment and to guide the interventions and prevention of child maltreatment. This chapter presents different theoretical frameworks that are useful in understanding Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment (ITCM), including Social Learning Theory, Attachment Theory, ecological models, and strengths and resilience frameworks. The conclusion highlights how risk and protective factors can guide the conceptualization and response to ITCM.

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  • Social learning theory
  • Attachment theory
  • Ecological models
  • Strengths and resiliency frameworks
  • Psychodynamic models
  • Social information processing
  • Intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment
  • Child maltreatment
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Continuity of child maltreatment
  • Cycle of violence
  • Cycle of abuse

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Schelbe, L., Geiger, J.M. (2017). Theoretical Frameworks Conceptualizing Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment. In: Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment. SpringerBriefs in Social Work. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43824-5_2

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