Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (with MyHelpingLab)

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This best-selling text offers a comprehensive look at child maltreatment, incorporating history, case vignettes, and the author's own experience as a child protection worker. The author covers the history of child welfare, gives an overview of functional and dysfunctional families, and contrasts healthy child development with development hampered by abuse and neglect. Child Abuse and Neglect explains case management procedures and focuses on how various professionals become involved in the child protection process and how treatment is undertaken. The text concludes with a discussion of prevention and a consideration of the future.

Table of Contents

Review Questions
Suggested Readings
Web Exploration, and References
Assessing Websites
The Maltreatment of Children from a Historical Perspective
Children as Property
Child Labor
Sexual Values, Attitudes, and Exploitation
The Incest Taboo
Recent History of Helping the Abused and Neglected Child
Child Protection Today
The Family: Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights
The Definition and Function of the Family
The Family as a System
Minority Family Systems
Family Problems and Dysfunction
The Family and Child Maltreatment
Maltreatment and the Developing Child
5Developmental Stages
5Development, Maltreatment, and Resiliency
The Neglect of Children
The Concept of Neglect
Definition and Measurement of Neglect
Causes of Neglect
Problems in Intervention
Neglected Children
Neglectful Parents
The Physical Abuse of Children
Causes of Physical Abuse
Risk Assessment and Physical Abuse
Symptoms of Physical Abuse
Abusive Parents
Domestic Violence and Other Abuse Within the Family
The Sexual Abuse of Children
Two Groups' Approaches to Child Sexual Abuse
Definition of Child Sexual Abuse
Types of Sexual Abuse
The Progression of Sexual Abuse
Incidence of Sexual Abuse
Profile of the Abused Child
Degree of Trauma
Profile of the Perpetrator
Incest: Familial Abuse
Incest as a Problem Today
Societal Contributions of Incest
Father-Daughter Incest
Father-Son Incest
Mother-Daughter Incest
Mother-Son Incest
Brother-Sister Incest
Homosexual Sibling Incest
Incest with Uncles, Grandfathers, and Cousins
Why Incest Stops
Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Misuse, and Exploitation
Dynamics and Categories of Sexual Abuse Outside the Family
Sexual Abuse by Clergy
Sexual Abuse in Daycare Settings
Sex Rings
Missing Children
Psychological Maltreatment of Children
Psychological Maltreatment Defined
Roots of Psychological Maltreatment
Characteristics of the Psychologically Abused Child
Family Dynamics
Ritual Abuse
Intervention: Reporting and Investigation
Culturally Sensitive Intervention
The Intervention Process
Assessing Aspects of Risk
Assessing Causes and Services
Handling Emergencies
Assessment Interviewing
Intervention: Case Management and Roles of Other Professionals
Case Management Considerations
Other Professionals Involved in the Intervention Process
The Legal Response to Child Abuse and Neglect
The Legal Rights of Parents and Children
Types of Court Intervention
Sex Offender Registration
The Media and the Court
Treatment: Physical Abuse and Neglect
Preparing to Provide Treatment
Providing Treatment
Family-Centered Services
Treatment of Physically Abusive Families
Treatment of Neglectful Families
Treatment: Sexual Abuse.
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