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Interventions and Programs in the Context of Neglect: Evolution and Challenges of Family Intervention

Michèle Brousseau

This paper presents a descriptive analysis of «family-centered» professional practices and programs for neglectful families. This is followed by a presentation of the characteristics of effective or promising programs, and by the illustration of an ecosystemic family therapy model developed in the Province of Quebec. Based on the main statements emerging from the analysis, the discussion raises some issues and challenges for the research workers and practitioners concerning the development of such programs for families, their implementation and the evaluation of their impact.