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An Overview of Child Physical Abuse

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An Overview of Child Physical Abuse : Developing an Integrated Parent-Child Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Approach
Melissa K. Runyon, Esther Deblinger, Erika E. Ryan and Reena Thakkar-Kolar Trauma Violence Abuse 2004 5: 65 DOI: 10.1177/1524838003259323 The online version of this article can be found at: http://tva.sagepub.com/content/5/1/65

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AN OVERVIEW OF CHILD PHYSICAL ABUSE
Developing an Integrated Parent-Child Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Approach
MELISSA K. RUNYON ESTHER DEBLINGER ERIKA E. RYAN REENA THAKKAR-KOLAR

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—School of Osteopathic Medicine

This article reviews and summarizes the extant literature regarding child physical abuse (CPA). Literature is summarized that describes the wide range of short- and long-term effects of CPA on children as well as the documented characteristics of parents/caregivers who engage in physically abusive parenting practices. Although the reviewed research documents that interventions geared only toward the parent have been found to produce significant improvements with respect to parenting abilities, parent-child interactions, and children’s behavior problems, there is a paucity of research examining the efficacy of interventions developed specifically to target the child’s emotional and behavioral difficulties....

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