Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare, Montreal, QC: 50 pages.
The authors have critically assessed reviews of the literature published between 1984 and 2001 to describe the state of knowledge about the effectiveness of interventions aimed at protecting or improving the welfare of child victims of maltreatment. The interventions studied target children, parents or families. They chiefly involve cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse or negligence. Very few concern psychological abuse or exposure to violence.