Closing the quality chasm in child abuse treatment: identifying and disseminating best practices

Author(s) Hensler, Domonique, Charles Wilson & Blair L. Sadler
Title Closing the quality chasm in child abuse treatment: Identifying and disseminating best practices
Source Chadwick Centre for Children and Families and National Call for Action (Collaboration); March 2004; pp.1-45
Date 2004
Document type Research report
Coverage USA
Summary The past 20 years has seen a rise in theoretical, empirical and clinical developments that guide practitioners in treating of victims of child abuse. The National Call to Action: A Movement to End Child Abuse and Neglect has conducted a study in which Chadwick Centre along with other practitioners from a range of fields related to child abuse therapy provide empirical information on the best treatment options to help in a child's recovery from child abuse as well as the rehabilitation of parents and caregivers. The report found that there were three therapeutic intervention protocols that emerged as "best practice" in the field of child abuse treatment: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Abuse Focused-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Child Parent Interaction Therapy. The report further promotes and outlines the steps which should be taken so that these therapeutic interventions are used more commonly and consistently throughout the field.
Keywords Child abuse; best practice; Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Abuse Focused-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Parent Child Interaction Therapy; physical abuse
Topic Children