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Child abuse reduced by parental coaching

Mothers who were coached by a therapist while they interacted with their children were more likely to develop a positive relationship with their family, according to a study by the Griffith Health Institute. Researchers found that the risk of child abuse was reduced, and children’s behaviour improved. Dr Rae Thomas from Griffith said that the during the course of the study, the number of incidents reported to child protection services was down, and that it could become the treatment of choice for practitioners working with at-risk children.

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