Intergenerational Transmission of Maltreatment in Child Welfare

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Kiarra Marks
Gary Dick


Record ID: 12

Student Major: Social Work

Project Advisor: Gary Dick

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to provide a descriptive, quantitative study of the families involved with Hamilton County Job and Family Services. This is an analysis of 10 short-term and 10 long-term cases within the system of SACWIS in relation to generational cycles. Throughout the research process, the intergenerational transmission of maltreatment is monitored in an attempt to identify the patterns of generational trauma. The families involved were selected from a supervisor's list of 60 cases. The 20 (10 short-term and 10 long-term) cases were hand-picked based on history or lack thereof, the number of substantiated calls, and efforts made throughout the case plan. The families selected are made up of many characteristics including age, support system strength, race, number of children, marital and economic status, type of maltreatment, etc. 



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Category: Trauma, Abuse, Substance Use, & Carceral Systems
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Kiarra Marks

Major: Social Work