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Interrupting Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment: Protective Factors Associated with Breaking the Cycle of Maltreatment

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This chapter discusses resilience and protective factors and their importance when examining ITCM. Several factors have been identified in the child maltreatment literature as having the potential to buffer the negative outcomes associated with child maltreatment and ITCM. These factors include education, social support, positive relationships, resources, and resilience. This chapter includes a discussion of protective factors shown to reduce ITCM as well as other potential factors that have not yet been fully explored.

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  • Protective factors
  • Buffering factors
  • Breaking the cycle
  • Resilience
  • Discontinuity of child maltreatment
  • 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). Interrupting Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment: Protective Factors Associated with Breaking the Cycle of Maltreatment. In: Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment. SpringerBriefs in Social Work. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43824-5_5

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