The opinions, statements, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this session are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the conference hosts.
Common parenting patterns of parents who physically abuse their children will be discussed, which include inconsistent responses to their child’s behavior, developmentally-inappropriate expectations of the child, ineffective strategies at managing their child’s behaviors, and escalating emotional reactions to the child. Pathways from parental frustration to abusive behaviors will be explained. The audience will learn specific strategies that can be taught to parents to reduce the likelihood of physical abuse and to strengthen the parent-child relationship. An evidence-based parent-training intervention, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, will be described.
Presented by BreAnne Danzi
Community Response to Child Abuse Conference 2022
BreAnne Danzi, PHD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Dakota BreAnne obtained her graduate degree from the University of Miami, where she specialized in Children and Families. She completed her clinical internship at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she specialized in Childhood Stress Trauma and Resilience. She has extensive clinical experience in the areas of childhood maltreatment and trauma, with a particular emphasis on improving family dynamics. Dr. Danzi’s research focuses on children’s responses to traumatic stress and biopsychosocial factors that influence risk and resilience trajectories in children.