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Overview

A comprehensive look at child maltreatment.

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, 9/e provides a comprehensive look at children’s services. This title explains case management procedures and focuses on how various professionals become involved in the child protection process and in turn how treatment is undertaken. This title concludes with an overview of functional and dysfunctional families, and contrasts healthy child development with development hampered by abuse.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Be familiar with the full range of services for children from the least intrusive to the mot comprehensive.
  • Understand the effect that various services will have on children and families.
  • Have a sense of what it might be like to serve children in various agency settings.

Incl. family roles/responsibilities/rights; extra- familial sexual abuse; foster care as a therapeutic tool.

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Explores many aspects of child abuse and neglect including the history, different types of abuse, intervention, treatment, therapeutic options, and prevention. Last updated in 1999, the new edition reflects recent research on neglect, as well as child sexual abuse aided by the Internet. Suitable for undergraduate or graduate courses in social work, psychology, sociology, and counseling and education programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205399697
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/4/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 65,666
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Cynthia Crosson-Tower is a national expert on child abuse and neglect and the author of numerous books and publications including Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective, When Children Are Abused: An Educator’s Guide to Intervention, A Clergy Guide to Child Abuse and Neglect and How Schools Can Combat Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Crosson-Tower taught in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts for 24 years, also founding and serving as the Director of the Child Protection Institute there. She maintains a private practice, Harvest Counseling and Consultation, specializing in the treatment of survivors of abuse and perpetrators of sexual abuse. Dr. Crosson-Tower served on the subcommittee to develop protocol for the Cardinal’s Commission of the Archdiocese of Boston and became a part of the Implementation and Oversight Committee of the Archdiocese’s Office of Child Advocacy.
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Table of Contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: The Maltreatment of Children from a Historical Perspective

Chapter 2: The Family: Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights

Chapter 3: Maltreatment and the Developing Child

Chapter 4: The Neglect of Children

Chapter 5: The Physical Abuse of Children

Chapter 6: The Sexual Abuse of Children

Chapter 7: Intrafamilial Abuse

Chapter 8: Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Misuse, and Exploitation

Chapter 9: Psychological Maltreatment of Children

Chapter 10: Intervention: Reporting, Investigation and Case Management

Chapter 11: The Legal Response to Child Abuse and Neglect

Chapter 12: Treatment: Physical Abuse and Neglect

Chapter 13: Treatment: Sexual Abuse

Chapter 14: Foster Care as a Therapeutic Tool

Chapter 15: Adults Abused as Children

Chapter 16: Working in Child Protection

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FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: The Maltreatment of Children from a Historical Perspective

Children as Property

Child Labor

Sexual Values, Attitudes, and Exploitation

The Incest Taboo

Recent History of Helping the Abused and Neglected Child

Child Protection Today

Chapter 2: The Family: Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights

The Definition and Function of the Family

The Family as a System

Minority Family Systems

Family Problems and Dysfunction

The Family and Child Maltreatment

Chapter 3: Maltreatment and the Developing Child

Developmental Stages

Development, Maltreatment, and Resiliency

Chapter 4: The Neglect of Children

The Neglect of the Concept of Neglect

Definition and Measurement of Neglect

Causes of Neglect

Problems in Intervention

Neglected Children

Neglectful Parents

Chapter 5: The Physical Abuse of Children

Causes of Physical Abuse

Risk Assessment and Physical Abuse 1

Symptoms of Physical Abuse

Abusive Parents

Domestic Violence and Other Abuse within the Family

Chapter 6: The Sexual Abuse of Children

Two Groups’ Approaches to Child Sexual Abuse

Definition of Child Sexual Abuse

Types of Sexual Abuse

Progression of Sexual Abuse

Incidence of Sexual Abuse

Profile of the Abused Child

Degree of Trauma

Profile of the Perpetrator

Which People Become Perpetrators?

Chapter 7: Intrafamilial Abuse

Intrafamilial abuse as a Problem Today

Societal Contributions to Incest

Father—Daughter Incest

Father—Son Incest

Mother—Daughter Incest

Mother—Son Incest

Brother—Sister Incest

Homosexual Sibling Incest

Incest with Uncles, Grandfathers, and Cousins

Chapter 8: Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Misuse, and Exploitation

Dynamics and Characteristics of Sexual Abuse outside the Family

Sexual Abuse by Clergy

Sexual Abuse in Day Care Settings

Sex Rings

Child Pornography, Sexual Deviance, and the Internet

Child Prostitution

Missing Children

Chapter 9: Psychological Maltreatment of Children

Psychological Maltreatment Defined

The Roots of Psychological Maltreatment

Characteristics of the Psychologically Maltreated Child

Family Dynamics

Ritualistic Abuse

Chapter 10: Intervention: Reporting, Investigation and Case Management

Culturally Sensitive Intervention

Understanding the Intervention Process

Reporting

Investigation and Assessment

Exploring Causes and Services

Handling Emergencies

Assessment Interviewing

Other Professionals Involved in the Intervention Process

Chapter 11: The Legal Response to Child Abuse and Neglect

The Legal Rights of Parents and Children

Types of Court Intervention

Sex Offender Registration

The Media and the Court

Chapter 12: Treatment: Physical Abuse and Neglect

Preparing to Provide Treatment

Providing Treatment

Family-Centered Services

Treatment of Physically Abusive Families

Treatment of Neglectful Families

Chapter 13: Treatment: Sexual Abuse

Issues Surrounding Treatment

Treatment Models

Treatment Methods

Treatment of Specific Family Members

Chapter 14: Foster Care as a Therapeutic Tool

Problems with Foster Care

Alternatives to Foster Care

Therapeutic Potential in Foster Care

The Role and Importance of the Natural Parents

The Role of Foster Parents

Other Placement for Abused or Neglected Children

Chapter 15: Adults Abused as Children

Society’s Misconceptions

Reasons for Adults’ Disclosure

Effects from the Neglecting Family

Effects from the Physically Abusing Family

Long-Term Effects of Domestic Violence

Effects from a Sexually Abusing Family

Effects from Extrafamilial Abuse

A Word about Resiliency

Treatment of Adults Who Were Abused as Children

Therapists’ Responses to Working with Survivors

Chapter 16: Working in Child Protection

A Day in the Life of a Protective Worker

Skills and Qualifications Needed for Child Protetion

The Challenges of Working in Child Protection

An Eye Toward Prevention

Working Toward a Better Tomorrow

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