Assessing child maltreatment risk in the recently divorced parent-child relationship

F. G. Bolton, Ann MacEachron

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Reports of single-parent-child relationships characterized by child maltreatment have increased in recent years. The present paper discusses Belsky's child maltreatment/parenting model concerning parenting and the etiology of this problem. The model may serve as a source of conceptual unification of this risk in single-parent homes. It is proposed that the model also may have heuristic value in identifying highest risk single-parent families who warrant intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-275
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • child maltreatment
  • divorce
  • parent-child interaction
  • single parent families

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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