Promises and possibilities: The application of research in the area of child maltreatment to policies and practices

Sheree L. Toth, Dante Cicchetti

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Abstract

In this closing commentary, we discuss the policy implications of research concerning child maltreatment. We describe the links between the topics reviewed in this special issue and interventions for child victims as well as the state of research concerning consequences of maltreatment more broadly. We further discuss the implications of current research for policy and practice. We close by describing important directions not only for future research, but also for interventions to reduce adverse effects of maltreatment on children. Throughout our commentary, we highlight limitations in the application of empirical findings to actual child victims and we offer concrete suggestions for ways of improving this applicability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)863-880
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Social Issues
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

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