versão impressa ISSN 1657-9267
GOMEZ, ESTEBAN; CIFUENTES, BERNARDITA e ROSS, MARÍA INÉS. Preventing Child Abuse: Psychosocial Description of Clients of Brief Intervention Programs in Chile. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.3, pp. 823-839. ISSN 1657-9267.
The study describe characteristics and risk factors for child abuse and neglect, in 591 children and adolescents, their parents and families served by eight brief intervention programs (PIB) "Viviendo en Familia", funded by the Chilean National Service of Children (SENAME) and implemented by Protectora de la Infancia (a non-profit organization) in Chile. The results revealed the existence of problems of moderate complexity, on the environment, parental competencies, family interactions, family safety and child well-being. About three of each four caregivers show signs of high risk for the abuse or neglect of children, especially in their mental health, a topic that must be considered by the staff to develop a plan of coordinated work with the local network of health services.
Palavras-chave : Child Abuse; Neglect; Prevention; Multi-Problem Families; Family Preservation Programs; Child Abuse; Prevention and Control; Chile; Problem Families; Chile; Caregivers; Psychology.