“Damage Control,” the Science of Preventing Child Maltreatment Recidivism: Lessons from the SYNCHRONY Project


Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will gain understanding of the causes and consequences of child maltreatment recidivism
  • Assessment practices that elucidate risk for maltreatment recidivism will be reviewed
  • Evidence-based interventions which play a critical role in the prevention of recidivism will be described and systematically discussed



John N. Constantino is an expert on genetic and environmental factors that influence early social development. In particular, he studies the genetic influences that contribute to autism. In other research he also works with very young children and their parents, hoping to better understand the earliest signs of difficulty in social development, hoping to prevent antisocial behavior later in life.​

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