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Parental Mental Health Problems and the Risk of Child Maltreatment: The Potential Role of Psychotherapy

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Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University Fernando Pessoa (UFP), Praça 9 de Abril 349, 4249-004 Porto, Portugal
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Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Maia (ISMAI), 4475-690 Maia, Portugal
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Center of Psychology, University of Porto, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal
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Research Centre on Child Studies (CIEC), University of Minho, 4704-553 Braga, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Ian Kelvin Hyslop
Received: 23 July 2021 / Revised: 24 August 2021 / Accepted: 30 August 2021 / Published: 5 September 2021
Parental mental health is a risk factor for numerous issues affecting a child’s physical and psychological development, especially the perpetration of child maltreatment. This paper aims to contribute a theoretical review of the risks faced by some children living in families with parental mental health problems and argues that psychotherapy has an essential role in resolving emotional and interpersonal difficulties, based on the example of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). This model has revealed benefits in interventions with several types of patients and is consequently a promising model for preventing the risk of aggressive behaviors. The programs addressing both parents and children have been proven to contribute to more informed and effective interventions. View Full-Text
Keywords: child maltreatment; parental mental health; Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) child maltreatment; parental mental health; Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
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Lopes, A.I.; Leal, J.; Sani, A.I. Parental Mental Health Problems and the Risk of Child Maltreatment: The Potential Role of Psychotherapy. Societies 2021, 11, 108. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11030108

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Lopes AI, Leal J, Sani AI. Parental Mental Health Problems and the Risk of Child Maltreatment: The Potential Role of Psychotherapy. Societies. 2021; 11(3):108. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11030108

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Lopes, Ana I., João Leal, and Ana I. Sani 2021. "Parental Mental Health Problems and the Risk of Child Maltreatment: The Potential Role of Psychotherapy" Societies 11, no. 3: 108. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/soc11030108

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