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Addendum to “Population-Based Prevention of Child Maltreatment: The U.S. Triple P System Population Trial”

Overview of attention for article published in Prevention Science, January 2016
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Addendum to “Population-Based Prevention of Child Maltreatment: The U.S. Triple P System Population Trial”
Published in
Prevention Science, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/s11121-016-0631-x
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Ronald J. Prinz, Matthew R. Sanders, Cheri J. Shapiro, Daniel J. Whitaker, John R. Lutzker


A previous article published several years ago (Prinz et al. Prevention Science, 10, 1-12, 2009) described the main results of a place-randomized-design study focused on the prevention of child-maltreatment-related outcomes at a population level through the implementation of a multilevel system of parenting and family support (the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program). The current report, prepared at the encouragement of the journal, provides additional details about procedures, measures, and design-related decisions, presents an additional analysis of the main outcome variables, and poses questions about the study and its implications. We also offer guidance about how the field can move forward to build on this line of research. From the outset, the three designated primary child maltreatment outcomes were county-wide rates for substantiated child maltreatment cases, out-of-home placements, and hospital-treated child maltreatment injuries, derived from independent data sources available through administrative archival records. Baseline equivalence between the two intervention conditions was reaffirmed. The additional analysis, which made use of a 5-year baseline (replacing a 1-year baseline) and ANCOVA, yielded large effect sizes for all three outcomes that converged with those from the original analyses. Overall, the study underscored the potential for community-wide parenting and family support to produce population-level preventive impact on child maltreatment. Issues addressed included (1) the need for replication of population-oriented maltreatment prevention strategies like the one tested in this randomized experiment, (2) the need to demonstrate that a parenting-based population approach to maltreatment prevention can also impact children's adjustment apart from child abuse, and (3) the role of implementation science for achieving greater population reach and maintenance over time.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 2%
Canada 3 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Slovakia 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 327 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 81 24%
Student > Master 65 19%
Researcher 64 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 37 11%
Student > Bachelor 20 6%
Other 77 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 129 38%
Social Sciences 116 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 31 9%
Unspecified 30 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 2%
Other 30 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 May 2018.
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