Child Abuse Potential Inventory: Development of a Short Form. A brief version of the Child Abuse Potential (CAP) Inventory was developed using a sample of 102 non-abusive parents and an additional sample of 37 abusive parents. Items were selected to maximize: (a) discriminative function referred to the abuse condition; (b) predictivity of the Abuse scale on the total score; (c) factor stability; (d) clinical validity of the selected items. Scores, resulting in a 17-items scale, demonstrated an internal consistency of .70, a stable 6-factor structure, and substantial correlations with the original Abuse scale (r = .86). Moreover, the reduced scale’s score maintained appropriate correlations with other tools related to the parental function. Therefore, the brief version of the CAP Inventory may be useful as a time-efficient screener for abuse risk.
Keywords: CAP Inventory, child physical abuse, risk assessment, parental skills, prevention.
Sarah Miragoli, Daniela Traficante, Elena Camisasca, Paola Di Blasio, Child Abuse Potential Inventory: Development of a Short Form in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 3/2017, pp. 69-85, DOI:10.3280/MAL2017-003005