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The Apsac Handbook on Child Maltreatment



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Excellent!  June 11, 2011

This textbook is of excellent standard, because of the quality of its authors, its clarity, the scientific level of its fundamentals and degree of updated. It is a helpful resource that I will keep throughout my professional career. Highly recommended.

The Apsac Handbook on Child Maltreatment: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Offering the most comprehensive exploration of child abuse for emerging scholars and professionals alike

Covering all aspects of child maltreatment from prevention to intervention to treatment to the legal system this seminal resource brims with the latest research and practical information from leading scholars that both future and current professionals can use.

Key Features

-With approximately 80% new material and a completely reorganized structure, this resource has been thoroughly updated to reflect the newest scholarship

-Some of the most notable experts from social work, medicine, mental health, nursing, law enforcement, and law have contributed to this volume

-The editor and contributing authors deftly incorporate both theory and practical guidance throughout

This Handbook offers a test bank for every chapter. The test banks are in Microsoft Word and feature suggested multiple-choice and essay questions. Visit the companion site at

The book is equally valuable for the newest student in Child Abuse and Child Welfare courses in social work and other allied departments as well as the most seasoned veteran.

Table of Contents

Child Protection System
Criminal Justice System
Definitions, Prevalence, and Consequences of Neglect
Definitions, Prevalence, and Consequences of Physical Abuse
Definitions, Prevalence, and Consequences of Sexual Abuse
Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment
Foster Care and Adoption
History of Child Protection in America
Interventions for Physically Abusive Parents and Abused Children
Interviewing Children
Investigating Neglect and Abuse
Juvenile Court
Medical Evidence of Physical Abuse
Medical Evidence of Sexual Abuse
Neglect of Children's Health
Prevention of Child Maltreatment
Protecting Society from Sex Offenders
Providing Child Maltreatment in Court
Providing Expert Testimony
Treatment for Sexually Abused Children
Psychological Maltreatment
Disclosure of Sexual Abuse
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