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Filled with case studies, graphs, and tables, this timely book is easily understood and readily applicable by both professionals and lay people. It includes profiles of a neglected child and an abused child along with specific guidelines for upgrading and coordinating services to better help in assisting such troubled youth. Maltreatment and the School-Age Child presents research and findings on the academic, socio-emotional, and functional development of abused or neglected children, along with their family characteristics and backgrounds. In-depth discussions of treatment and policy implications help practitioners, educators, administrators, and policymakers design treatment plans, set priorities and goals, and improve services for these children and their families. Containing an exploration of deep-rooted inadequacies in child service systems, this book proposes remedies to help prepare maltreated children for successful adulthood and parenthood.
Teachers, caseworkers, counselors, child advocates, and others involved in helping older abused and neglected children will find this book an extremely valuable and helpful reference. Concerned citizens will find many specific directives for their advocacy and volunteer efforts.
Table of ContentsContents Foreword
- The Gap in Child Maltreatment Research
- Research in Action
- Overview of Findings
- Profile of the Physically Abused School Age Child
- Profile of the Neglected School Age Child
- Family and Background Characteristics of Abused and Neglected School Age Children
- Societal Responses to Child Maltreatment
- What We Need to Do
- Sources Cited
- Author Index
- Subject Index