Substance Use and Child Maltreatment: Providing a Framework for Understanding the Relationship Using Current Evidence
Contribution to a Book
Child Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy
Prevention efforts must be further developed to mitigate child maltreatment associated with substance-affected families prior to requiring child welfare interventions. Using a person-in-environment approach, this chapter explores multilevel mechanisms (i.e., environment, social context, and individual functioning) that contribute to parental substance misuse and the associated conditions that increase risk for child harm. Specifically, we review the empirical literature for differences observed across classes of psychoactive substances, findings as they relate to child abuse and neglect, and the mechanisms supporting those relationships. We share a conceptual framework based on the emerging understanding of the multilevel mechanisms that link substance use and parenting behaviors with examples of how this information can be used to inform future research, policy, and practice.
Nancy Jo Kepple, Jennifer Price Wolf, and Bridget Freisthler. "Substance Use and Child Maltreatment: Providing a Framework for Understanding the Relationship Using Current Evidence" Child Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy (2022): 259-278. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82479-2_12