Critical components of interventions to promote resilience among children with maltreatment experiences: A qualitative study of practitioners’ perspectives

Fei Pei, Karla Shockley McCarthy, Xiafei Wang, Brieanne Beaujolais, Susan Yoon

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Although researchers and practitioners keep working on identifying efficacious interventions for children with maltreatment experiences, few studies explore the perspective of the clinicians for their perspective of the critical components of interventions to promote resilience among maltreated children. To address this research gap, 27 interviews were conducted with clinicians to examine the critical components that should be incorporated into interventions. Four primary themes were captured from practitioners’ perspective: (1) therapist characteristics; (2) caregiver characteristics; (3) community influences; and, (4) post-treatment support. Findings of this study benefit the improvement of future clinical interventions to promote the resilience of maltreated children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104810
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
StatePublished - Mar 2020



  • Child maltreatment
  • Interventions
  • Qualitative study
  • Resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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