Understanding Abusive Families: An Ecological Approach to Theory and Practice / Edition 1by James Garbarino, John Eckenrode
Pub. Date: 10/10/1997
Since it was first published in 1980, Understanding Abusive Families has been regarded as a classic in the field of child abuse and neglect. Coauthored by James Garbarinoone of the foremost authorities on the topicthis extensively revised edition offers an up-to-date analysis of the factors contributing to abuse and presents effective guidelines for… See more details below
Since it was first published in 1980, Understanding Abusive Families has been regarded as a classic in the field of child abuse and neglect. Coauthored by James Garbarinoone of the foremost authorities on the topicthis extensively revised edition offers an up-to-date analysis of the factors contributing to abuse and presents effective guidelines for prevention, protection, and rehabilitation.Compelling and compassionate, this book explores why and how families become abusive and offers the wisdom and knowledge needed to understand both the abuser and the victim. Understanding Abusive Families takes a developmental approachtracing the change in the dynamics of abuse from infancy through childhood to adolescenceand clearly explains the internal and external pressures that contribute to maltreatment. The authors also explore the interdepAndence of individuals, families, and society and provide a much need ecological perspective on abuse.This comprehensive resource offers cutting-edge information on:** Patterns of incidence and prevalence** The community context of child abuse and the issue of social support** Psychological and sexual maltreatment** Child abuse in foster care and institutional families** Special issues involved in adolescent maltreatmentThe authors caution that to be truly effective, intervention programs must transform the basic cultural, social, and economic attitudes that permit thousands of children to be physically and psychologically harmed.
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Table of Contents
Part One: An Introduction to Basic Concepts .
1. The Meaning of Maltreatment (James Garbarino, John Eckenrode).
2. The Scope and History of Child Abuse and Neglect (Frank Barry, Patrick Collins).
3. The Community Context of Child Abuse and Neglect (James Garbarino, Frank Barry).
4. Disturbances in Relationships: Parenting, Family Development, and Child Maltreatment (Kerry Bolger, Marney Thomas, John Eckenrode).
Part Two: Special Issues.
5. The Elusive Crime of Psychological Maltreatment (James Garbarino, John Eckenrode, Kerry Bolger).
6. Family Sexual Abuse (Marney Thomas, John Eckenrode, James Garbarino).
7. Child Maltreatment in Loco Parentis (Michael Nunno, Martha Holden, Brian Leidy).
Part Three: Adolescent Maltreatment.
8. The Maltreatment of Youth (James Garbarino, John Eckenrode, Jane Levine Powers).
9. Youth in Trouble Are Youth Who Have Been Hurt (John Eckenrode, Jane Levine Powers, James Garbarino).
10. In Conclusion: Family Life Development and Child Protection (James Garbarino, John Eckenrode).
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