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Introduction Child maltreatment is a pervasive problem in the United States, as well as other countries. Child maltreatment touches everyone, from the child to the nurse who cares for the child to the whole community. I have chosen to investigate this problem because of its far reaching effects on the neighborhood and its preventable nature. Research on prevention Research on the prevention of child maltreatment centers on home training programs, abusive head injury prevention plans, and parent coaching applications (Krugman, Lane, and Walsh, 2007). Mikton and Butchart (2009) also concluded that there are four promising intervention, which include: home visitation, parent education, violent head trauma education, and applications that have multi-components. Krugman, Lane, and Walsh (2007) note that it's been hard to test the potency of those programs because most programs haven't integrated robust program analysis or diligent study methodology. Interestingly, legislation banning corporal punishment happen to be considered as a prevention technique. Sweden was the first country to ban corporal punishment of child by any caregiver and study found that there was a decrease in infant mortality from child abuse (Krugman, Lane, nonetheless, there is insufficient evidence that these programs.