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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2018

Child Maltreatment: Interventions

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment. This is an I statement, which means evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined. Children with signs or symptoms suggestive of maltreatment should be assessed or reported according to the applicable state laws.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
United States Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Injury and Violence Prevention
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Child Maltreatment: Interventions [Internet]. 2018 Nov [cited 2018 Nov 29]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/child-maltreatment-primary-care-interventions1