BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN CHILD MALTREATMENT INTERVENTION

Child maltreatment is the commission of acts that are harmful to children, such as neglect, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and failure to provide needed health care and a safe environment. Behavior-analytic interventions to prevent child maltreatment focus on improving parent-child interactions, home safety, and child health care, as well as conducting planned-activity training and promoting the achievement of developmental norms.

Prevention and behavioral intervention of child maltreatment is one of many applied behavior analysis (ABA) subspecialties. To learn more about ABA and its application in other subspecialties, check out the About Behavior Analysis web page.

Prevention and Behavioral Intervention of Child Maltreatment Subspecialty Fact Sheet

Prevention and Behavioral Intervention of Child Maltreatment Fact Sheet Image

Prevention and behavioral intervention of child maltreatment is one of several ABA subspecialty fact sheets produced by the BACB in partnership with subject matter experts (SMEs).

Each fact sheet also includes a list of additional resources and reading materials for those who wish to learn more.

This resource may be freely distributed and hosted online.

An Introduction to Behavior Analysis in Child Maltreatment Intervention

By John R. Lutzker, PhD

You can find all of the BACB’s ABA subspecialty videos on our BACB Videos web page or our YouTube channel.


A breakdown of certificants by primary ABA subspecialty is available in the Primary Areas of Professional Emphasis infographic on the BACB Certificant Data web page.