Parenting Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Abuse or Neglect

Summary: Children who have been abused or neglected will heal within a safe and stable family. It is important for caregivers to know the effects of abuse and neglect and strategies they can use to help their child or youth build resilience.


Application: This tipsheet is intended to help parents (birth, foster, and adoptive) and other caregivers better understand the challenges of caring for a child or youth who has experienced maltreatment and learn about available resources for support. It can be used in pre-placement training.


Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway


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