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Community programs, such as home visits by nurses and social workers, can help families change behaviors or prevent the start of abuse in high-risk families.
School-based programs to improve parenting, communication, and self-image can help prevent future abuse and may help to identify abused children.
Parenting classes are very helpful. Newlywed adults without children should be encouraged to take these classes before they have each child. The dynamics in the home change when each new child is born.
Johnson CF. Abuse and neglect of children. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 36.
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