Understanding child abuse and neglect. 6th ed.
xxiv, 440 p.
Available from: Pearson
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Lebanon, IN 46052
This comprehensive reference for undergraduate and graduate students provides an overview of the causes and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The text offers a historical perspective of abuse and describes the symptoms of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional and psychological abuse. Other topics include child abuse reporting and investigation procedures, case management issues, legal interventions, treatment approaches, and prevention efforts. The day-to-day routine of social workers is described in Chapter 16. Each chapter includes a summary, exploration questions, and list of suggested reading materials. The 6th edition includes: More emphasis on abuse by clergy, particularly the recent crisis in the Roman Catholic Church, Current research and new material update sections relating to reporting laws and using multidisciplinary teams for intervention and treatment, Expanded material on ritualistic abuse, children witnessing domestic violence, and adolescent sex offenders. Numerous references.
child abuse; child neglect; social work; childrens services; etiology; intervention strategies; prevention; case management; social policies; historical perspective