Primary prevention of parenting dysfunction in high-risk cases

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1993 Oct;63(4):582-8. doi: 10.1037/h0079478.


Evaluation of high-risk cases treated via a tri-agency, interdisciplinary, early-intervention program suggests that a better outcome was achieved in the treatment program than in a control group of similar high-risk families receiving standard care. The number of treated cases requiring child protection services decreased during treatment, and confirmed episodes of child abuse were fewer in the treated group than in the control group.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Abuse / prevention & control*
  • Child Abuse / psychology
  • Child of Impaired Parents / psychology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Comprehensive Health Care*
  • Family Therapy*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Object Attachment
  • Parenting / psychology*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk Factors