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APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment / Edition 3

APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment / Edition 3

by John E. B. Myers


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APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment / Edition 3

A resource of unparalleled thoroughness, The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment, Second Edition provides critical information for those who dedicate their working lives to alleviating the causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect. Written in engaging but straightforward language and committed to immediate application, this comprehensive handbook covers physical and sexual abuse, all forms of neglect, and psychological maltreatment. Experts in a variety of specialized areas have designed each chapter to inform professionals in mental health, law, medicine, law enforcement, and child protective services of the most current empirical research and literature available as well as strategies for intervention and prevention.

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ISBN-13: 2901412966817
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 449
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John E.B. Myers, J.D. is a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 100 articles and chapters on child maltreatment and his writing has been cited by more than 140 courts, including the United States Supreme Court. John is a frequent speaker at conferences, having made more than 400 presentations around the world.

John N. Briere, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, where he consults and teaches in the ER, burn unit, and inpatient psychiatry, and Center Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Scientific Achievement from ISTSS, and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division 56, and has been designated Highly Cited Researcher (Behavioral Sciences) by the Institute for Scientific Information. He is author of a number of books, articles, and psychological tests in the areas of trauma and interpersonal violence, and has a long-standing interest in the clinical applications of meditation, mindfulness, and compassion. His website is

Table of Contents

Introduction - D. Finkelhor
1. Child Neglect - M.F. Erickson & B. Egeland
2. Child Physical Abuse - D.J. Kolko
3. Sexual Abuse of Children - L. Berliner & D.M. Elliott
4. Psychological Maltreatment - S.N. Hart et al.
5. Child Maltreatment in the Context of Substance Abuse - S.J. Kelley
6. Child Abuse in the Context of Domestic Violence - S.A. Graham-Bermann
7. Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome - T.F. Parnell
8. An Integrated Model of Psychotherapy for Abused Children - W.N. Friedrich
9. Treating Sexually Abused Adolescents - D.B. Hecht et al.
10. Treating Adult Survivors of Severe Childhood Abuse and Neglect: Further Development of an Integrative Model - J. Briere
11. Adults, Adolescents, and Children Who Sexually Abuse Children: A Developmental Perspective - M. Chaffin et al.
12. Medical Issues in Child Sexual Abuse - C. Jenny
13. Physical Abuse: Accidental Versus Intentional Trauma in Children - C.F. Johnson
14. Neglect of Children's Health - H. Dubowitz & M. Black
15. Child Fatalities - R.W. Block
16. The Legal System and Child Protection - J.E.B. Myers
17. Criminal Investigation of Sexual Victimization of Children - K.V. Lanning
18. Interviewing Children in and out of Court: Current Research and Practice Implications - K. J. Saywitz et al.
19. Expert Testimony - J.E.B. Myers & P. Stern
20. Risk Management for Professionals Working With Maltreated Children and Adult Survivors - J.E.B. Myers
21. Child Abuse Prevention: Accomplishments and Challenges - D. Daro & A.C. Donnelly
22. Preventing and Reporting Abuse - G.L. Zellman & C.C. Fair
23. Cultural Competency in the Field of Child Maltreatment - V.D. Abney
24. Mental Health Services for Children Reported to Child Protective Services - J. Landsverk et al.
25. Community Organization of Services to Deal With and End Child Abuse - D.L. Chadwick
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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