"Preventing Child Maltreatment Through Medical-Legal Partnership"

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Preventing Child Abuse: Critical Roles and Multiple Perspectives
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Book Chapter

There has been significant attention in recent years to health care delivery models that address social determinants of health. One such model is medical-legal partnership (MLP). MLPs join health care providers with lawyers to address health-harming legal needs in the lives of vulnerable patients. Research on MLPs has demonstrated their success in reducing stress and increasing health and well-being in the patients they serve and in their families. This chapter explores the possibility of using MLP as a tool to prevent child maltreatment.

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