Positive Relationship Factors May Help Break Cycle of Child Maltreatment Across Generations

Atlanta, GA—(ENEWSPF)—September 20, 2013. The Journal of Adolescent Health released a special supplement investigating the role of safe, stable, nurturing relationships (SSNRs) and social contexts in the cycle of child maltreatment across generations. Efforts focused on enhancing SSNRs between parents and children, as well as between parents and other adults, may be a helpful prevention strategy for breaking the cycle of child maltreatment and promoting life-long health.

Report Findings
Key findings emerged on the positive effect of SSNRs on disrupting the transmission of child maltreatment across generations:

Parents who were maltreated as children were more likely to have children who were also maltreated.

SSNRs may help break the cycle of maltreatment from parent to child.

Supportive and nurturing relationships for adults can be protective for children.

Read the full report at: Journal of Adolescent Health

Related Material:

For more information on child maltreatment prevention, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childmaltreatment/index.html

For more information on creating SSNRs, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childmaltreatment/essentials/index.html

For more information on the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/ace

For more information on CDC’s Public Health Leadership Initiative, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/phl/index.html

Source: cdc.gov