The author of this work uses her immense knowledge and exposure in the health promotion and education, to gather data to develop a stronger program for abuse and prevention initiatives relating to Effective Parenting Interventions. Kumpfer’s report, “Effective Parenting Interventions for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment” recognizes the high levels of ineffective parenting and exclusion of the parents from the social and educational development as the primary cause of child maltreatment and neglect respectively. While reflecting on incidences of aggression, violence and substance abuse as leading to child death, the author lays emphasis on the necessity of preventing child abuse through widespread dissemination of the parenting programs that prove effective. Importantly, the author employs the developmental theories to illustrate the forgotten role that parents must embrace to eliminate the looming challenges affecting their children in their adolescence period. Despite using secondary reports, “Effective Parenting Interventions for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment” yields a broader coverage to this topic in the claim that most parents have drunk in the commercial orientation leaving their neglected children to lose out in a fast-paced society.
- Kumpfer, K. L. (2007). Effective Parenting Interventions for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment. Strengthening Families Program. Studio City: California.