Patterns of Child Abuse

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Because dysfunctional patterns are closed systems that serve a secret purpose, they are almost impossible to change from the outside. This book can help you recognize the purpose behind the patterns! It offers successful strategies for entering the pattern to bring about change and help family members without falling into the trap of joining it and becoming part of the dysfunction.
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Patterns of Child Abuse: How Dysfunctional Transactions Are Replicated in Individuals, Families, and the Child Welfare System

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Overview

Because dysfunctional patterns are closed systems that serve a secret purpose, they are almost impossible to change from the outside. This book can help you recognize the purpose behind the patterns! It offers successful strategies for entering the pattern to bring about change and help family members without falling into the trap of joining it and becoming part of the dysfunction.
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Richard M. Lerner
A book of immeasurable value to parents, practitioners, and policymakers. . . . Provides innovative and convincing recommendations about critically needed revisions in the conceptualization, design, and delivery of interventions. This book is a watershed event.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789015884
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Contributor
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I Conceptual Background 17
Ch. 1 The Importance of Patterns 19
Ch. 2 Patterns in the Mind 35
Ch. 3 A Systemic View of the Psyche 53
Pt. II General Patterns in Abuse and Neglect 79
Ch. 4 Children's Idealization of Bad Parents 81
Ch. 5 "At Least I'm Not As Bad As My Mother (or Father)" 95
Ch. 6 The Avoidance of Personal Closeness 99
Ch. 7 Seriously Disturbed Patterns 111
Pt. III Some Specific Maltreatment Patterns 135
Ch. 8 The Sexual Abuse Victim's Mother 137
Ch. 9 The Sexually Powerful Adolescent Girl 151
Ch. 10 The Disruptive Boy 161
Ch. 11 The Absent Parent Returned 171
Pt. IV Intervention Patterns 177
Ch. 12 Dysfunctional Treatment Relationships 181
Ch. 13 Role Ambiguity Among Service Providers 191
Ch. 14 The Social Worker and the Family 205
Ch. 15 The State Social Worker in the Role of Parenting Conscience 219
Ch. 16 When All Else Fails 227
References 235
Index 241
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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Excellent

    Insightful and inovative link of theory and practice, how to find our way our of replicating tired interventions with the illusion of treatment to those most vulnerable.

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