Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect / Edition 8

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect / Edition 8

by Cynthia Crosson-Tower
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205769152

ISBN-13: 9780205769155

Pub. Date: 12/04/2009

Publisher: Pearson

This best-selling text offers a comprehensive look at child maltreatment and incorporates history, case vignettes, and the author's own experience as a child protection worker.

The author covers the history of child welfare, and neglect. In addition, Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect explains case management procedures and focuses on how various

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This best-selling text offers a comprehensive look at child maltreatment and incorporates history, case vignettes, and the author's own experience as a child protection worker.

The author covers the history of child welfare, and neglect. In addition, Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect explains case management procedures and focuses on how various professionals become involved in the child protection process and how treatment is undertaken. The text concludes with an overview of functional and dysfunctional families, and contrasts healthy child development with development hampered by abuse sion of prevention and a consideration of the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205769155
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/04/2009
Series:
Pearson Custom Social Work Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
428,706
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The maltreatment of children from a historical perspective1
2The family : roles, responsibilities, and rights24
3Maltreatment and the developing child47
4The neglect of children67
5The physical abuse of children96
6The sexual abuse of children121
7Incest : familial abuse151
8Extrafamilial sexual abuse, misuse, and exploitation180
9Psychological maltreatment of children212
10Intervention : reporting and investigation223
11Intervention : case management and roles of other professionals250
12The legal response to child abuse and neglect268
13Treatment : physical abuse and neglect289
14Treatment : sexual abuse316
15Foster care as a therapeutic tool342
16The social worker and the system352
17Adults abused as children369
18Prevention401
19Toward a better tomorrow417

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