Child Abuse: New Directions in Prevention and Treatment across the Lifespan / Edition 1

Child Abuse: New Directions in Prevention and Treatment across the Lifespan / Edition 1

by David A. Wolfe
     
 

Experts in both child physical and sexual abuse are brought together in this volume, which focuses on both child and adult survivors. Contributors explore innovative treatment and prevention approaches, such as school and community violence prevention programmes, and preparation of children who have to testify in court.

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Overview

Experts in both child physical and sexual abuse are brought together in this volume, which focuses on both child and adult survivors. Contributors explore innovative treatment and prevention approaches, such as school and community violence prevention programmes, and preparation of children who have to testify in court.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761910961
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/15/1997
Series:
Banff Conference on Behavioral Science Series, #4
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Wolfe holds the inaugural RBC Chair in Children's Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and heads the CAMH Centre for Prevention Science. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Toronto. Since 2007 he has served as Editor-in-Chief of Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, past President of Division 37 (Child, Youth, and Family Services), and received a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He has provided extensive assessment and consultation to child protective services, schools, and the court with respect to issues of child abuse and violence.

Dr. Peters is a Professor of Psychology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He has been involved in the field of child development and children's mental health research for over 35 years. His major research interests concern the promotion of children's well-being and the prevention of children's mental health problems.

As Research Director for the Better Beginnings, Better Futures Project, he heads a multidisciplinaryJanuary 24, 2008iversities, and local research teams in disadvantaged neighbourhoods across Ontario. The focus of this research is evaluating community-based programs which influence the development of young children and their families. Dr. Peters has been a Visiting Scientist at the Mental Health Division of the World Health Organization in Geneva, and the Social Learning Center in Eugene, OR. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science since 1981, and chaired the March 2003 meetings on "Effective Progress for Early Childhood Development."

He has also served as a member of the Expert Advisory Committee for the Canadian National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, and is a member of the Directing Counsel for the Health Canada Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Banff Conferences on Behavioural Science
Pt. 1Prevention and Treatment of Child Physical Abuse
1Marital Conflict, Abuse, and Adversity in the Family and Child Adjustment: A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective3
2Child Physical Abuse: Review of Offender Characteristics27
3Children and Youth Who Witness Violence: New Directions in Intervention and Prevention55
4A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Understanding and Treating Parents Who Physically Abuse Their Children79
5Interrupting the Cycle of Violence: Empowering Youth to Promote Healthy Relationships102
6The Prenatal Early Infancy Project: Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect in the Context of Promoting Maternal and Child Health130
Pt. 2Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse
7Trauma-Specific Therapy for Sexually Abused Children157
8Treating Adults Severely Abused as Children: The Self-Trauma Model177
9Psychotherapy With Sexually Abused Boys205
10The Emergence of Sexual Abuse Treatment Models Within First Nations Communities223
11Sexually Abused Children as Witnesses: Progress and Pitfalls248
Index269
About the Editors287
About the Contributors289

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