Developmental Problems of Maltreated Children and Early Intervention Options for Maltreated Children. Part 2:  Early Intervention Options for Maltreated Children


Part 2 of this literature review focuses on early intervention options for maltreated children. Discussion is focused on intervention programs, but briefly considers prevention programs. Because these intervention programs are designed to address overlapping sets of problems using overlapping methodologies, they cannot be easily categorized according to their purposes or procedures. Instead, these treatments are grouped by treatment format: (a) therapeutic daycare centers and preschools, (b) foster care therapeutic interventions, (c) clinic-based mental health treatment, and d) infant-focused (clinic-and home-based) interventions. Also discussed are interventions designed for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and malnutrition programs that may be useful for young maltreated children. The section concludes with recommendations to increase recognition of young maltreated children and to promote the use of effective treatments.

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