Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect / Edition 4

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect / Edition 4

by Cynthia Crosson-Tower, Cynthia Crosson Tower
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205287808

ISBN-13: 9780205287802

Pub. Date: 06/02/1998

Publisher: Viacom

Every ten seconds a child is being abused or neglected. But while child abuse and neglect are not new, the problem has become monumental in today's society. But why? Perhaps we live in a more violent society, or maybe the child protection system is not working. This book explores the issues surrounding abuse and neglect from several vantage points, addressing both…  See more details below

Overview

Every ten seconds a child is being abused or neglected. But while child abuse and neglect are not new, the problem has become monumental in today's society. But why? Perhaps we live in a more violent society, or maybe the child protection system is not working. This book explores the issues surrounding abuse and neglect from several vantage points, addressing both the problems and the possible solutions that are crucial to the proper protection of our children This book provides a comprehensive overview of child abuse and neglect. It covers recognition, case management, and treatment for abused and neglected children, adding real-life vignettes to bring the statistics to life. It details the history of child welfare, an overview of families that are both functional and dysfunctional, and contrasts healthy child development with development hampered by abuse and neglect. Every type of maltreatment is discussed, from neglect and physical abuse to emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. The book concludes by providing a discussion of prevention, along with a consideration of the future. Social workers, psychologists, social services professionals, and educators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205287802
Publisher:
Viacom
Publication date:
06/02/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
435
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.88(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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