Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

This volume will be useful to organizations involved in research, social service agencies, child advocacy groups, and researchers.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309048897

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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The tragedy of child abuse and neglect is in the forefront of public attention. Yet, without a conceptual framework, research in this area has been highly fragmented. Understanding the broad dimensions of this crisis has suffered as a result. This new volume provides a comprehensive, integrated, child-oriented research agenda for the nation. The committee presents an overview of three major areas: oDefinitions and scope--exploring standardized classifications, analysis of incidence and prevalence trends, and more. oEtiology, consequences, treatment, and prevention--analyzing relationships between cause and effect, reviewing prevention research with a unique systems approach, looking at short- and long-term consequences of abuse, and evaluating interventions. oInfrastructure and ethics--including a review of current research efforts, ways to strengthen human resources and research tools, and guidance on sensitive ethical and legal issues. This volume will be useful to organizations involved in research, social service agencies, child advocacy groups, and researchers.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

The text concludes with a discussion of prevention and a consideration of the future. New to this edition: Revised chapters on child sexual abuse reflect the latest theories regarding perpetration.

Author: Cynthia Crosson-Tower

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015064985834

Category: Social Science

Page: 451

View: 540

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect Seventh Edition Cynthia Crosson-Tower Basic Approach: 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. In addition, "Understanding 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. New to this edition: Revised chapters on child sexual abuse reflect the latest theories regarding perpetration. New sections have been added on resiliency and on juvenile sexual offenders. New sections discussing topics of recent concern such as abuse by clergy and the crisis in the Roman Catholic Church, the use of multidisciplinary teams, and children witnessing domestic violence. New material on child resiliency helps students focus on the deficit in parent functioning, as well as how a child's strengths can be developed to achieve a better prognosis. What reviewers are saying: "I found the Crosson-Tower text to be superior in both breadth and depth of the topics covered. Combined with the positive responses I have received from my students I would not consider using any other text." --- "William M. McGuigan, Pennsylvania State University" "This text provides a wealth of useful information. Many of the students advise me that they will not return or sell back their books at the end of the quarter because it is a good reference for them while they are working within their profession." --" Theresa Johnson, Ohio University" "This text is easily readable, and it clearly presents a basic overview of child welfare issues. Clarity is one of the greatest strengths of the book, as is the broad range of the discussion on child welfare topics." ---" Toni Chance, University of Maryland" ** MyHelpingLab Advertisement **
Categories: Social Science

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

Introduction -- Identification and definitions -- Scope of the problem -- Etiology of child maltreatment -- Prevention -- Consequences of child abuse and neglect -- Interventions and treatment -- Human resources, instrumentation, and ...

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Research on Child Abuse and Neglect

Publisher:

ISBN: 058502166X

Category: Abused children

Page: 393

View: 301

Introduction -- Identification and definitions -- Scope of the problem -- Etiology of child maltreatment -- Prevention -- Consequences of child abuse and neglect -- Interventions and treatment -- Human resources, instrumentation, and research infrastructure -- Ethical and legal issues in child maltreatment research -- Priorities for child maltreatment research.
Categories: Abused children

Understanding Child Abuse And Neglect In Contemporary Caribbean Society

Understanding Child Abuse And Neglect In Contemporary Caribbean Society

against this background that an attempt is made to look at the issues of child
abuse and neglect in a holistic way across many disciplines. Primary concern is
with those children in particular who suffer at the hands of adult caregivers who
are ...

Author: Beatrice E. Kirton

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467038331

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 455

Child Abuse as a social problem in the Caribbean has only within the past thirty years gained recognition and attention since the emphasis was placed on the more prevalent maternal and child health problems. The phenomenon of child abuse and neglect, however, is not clearly defined due to inadequate surveillance systems within the territories. Studies based on reported cases have established that there are traditional child rearing practices which adversely affect some Caribbean children due to many factors ranging from poverty, inequality, oppression, gender issues, socio-economic disadvantages and loss of values. Because of these deficiencies, various forms of child abuse have been identified particularly in the urban areas which may be considered the outcome of abnormalities in the parent /child relationship and of the society. The Book presents a comprehensive portrayal of the phenomenon of child abuse and neglect in Caribbean society drawing on research and clinical experience. It incorporates history, case scenarios and a variety of effective intervention strategies. In addition, it explains case management procedures focusing on how various professions can become involved in the child protection process; and the need to convey in a different light the changes that need to occur to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect. The Book is written for professionals who work in the best interest of children on a daily basis and intended to offer a good basic introduction to the topic. It is a useful tool for therapists, educators, students, social workers, nurses, police officers. It is intended to stimulate those who read it not only to improve their day-to-day practice in responding to child abuse but will also broaden their perspective about child abuse and neglect. The Book also explains how the needs of children and the relationship between them and their parents are predictive of child abuse and neglect; and examines its nature, causes, recognition and response, its effects on children, the legislation and the social and other obstacles to effective implementation of the Law. The author draws attention to the fact that the majority of this study focuses primarily on people of African descent since little is known about children in other ethnic groups.
Categories: Education

New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research

New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research

In the two decades since the National Research Council (NRC) issued its 1993
report Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, a new science of child abuse
and neglect has been launched, yielding findings that delineate a serious public
 ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309285124

Category: Social Science

Page: 442

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Each year, child protective services receive reports of child abuse and neglect involving six million children, and many more go unreported. The long-term human and fiscal consequences of child abuse and neglect are not relegated to the victims themselves -- they also impact their families, future relationships, and society. In 1993, the National Research Council (NRC) issued the report, Under-standing Child Abuse and Neglect, which provided an overview of the research on child abuse and neglect. New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research updates the 1993 report and provides new recommendations to respond to this public health challenge. According to this report, while there has been great progress in child abuse and neglect research, a coordinated, national research infrastructure with high-level federal support needs to be established and implemented immediately. New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research recommends an actionable framework to guide and support future child abuse and neglect research. This report calls for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to child abuse and neglect research that examines factors related to both children and adults across physical, mental, and behavioral health domains--including those in child welfare, economic support, criminal justice, education, and health care systems--and assesses the needs of a variety of subpopulations. It should also clarify the causal pathways related to child abuse and neglect and, more importantly, assess efforts to interrupt these pathways. New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research identifies four areas to look to in developing a coordinated research enterprise: a national strategic plan, a national surveillance system, a new generation of researchers, and changes in the federal and state programmatic and policy response.
Categories: Social Science

Child Abuse And Neglect

Child Abuse And Neglect

Among the parents interviewed were several who had clinical histories of having
abused a child in their care. ... much as younger children are described in the
social-cognitive developmental literature as understanding others only in terms of
 ...

Author: Richard J. Gelles

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0202364682

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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Child Abuse and Neglect is the third volume sponsored by the Social Science Research Council. The goals of these volumes include the development of a biosocial perspective and its application to the interface between biological and social phenomena in order to advance the understanding of human behavior. Child Abuse and Neglect applies the biosocial perspective to child maltreatment and maladaptation in parent-child relations. The biosocial perspective is particularly appropriate for investigating parent behavior since the family is the universal social institution in which children are born and reared, in which cultural traditions and values are transmitted, and in which individuals fulfill their biological potential for reproduction, growth, and development. The volume examines biological substrates and social and environmental contexts as determinants of parent behavior. By identifying areas in which contemporary human parent behaviors conform with and depart from evolutionary and historical patterns and assessing the overall costs and benefits, it permits their objective assessment in terms of modern circumstances. In analyzing evolutionary and historical variations in parent behavior and assessing their costs and benefits, the book makes possible an objective assessment of contemporary variations. Its analysis of the occurrence of child abuse in past history and in other cultures and species advances our ability to predict the probability of child abuse and neglect in various social and ecological contexts.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding Child Maltreatment

Understanding Child Maltreatment

One the tasks of school-age children is the maturity of their sense of industry.
Children should increasingly be mastering activities, such as school and sports.
However, neglected children may lack the initiative to engage fully in school and
 ...

Author: Maria Scannapieco

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195156782

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 301

View: 754

This volume examines the impact of child maltreatment at each stage of a child's development, including infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. The inclusion of adolescence is critical, as it is a frequently overlooked age in works on child maltreatment. Most books broadly address the developmental consequences of maltreatment, but this book proposes assessment and intervention strategies based on a deep understanding of each stage of a child's development. Both students and professionals in the interdisciplinary field of child maltreatment -social workers, attorneys, child advocates, and researchers -will find this book of interest.
Categories: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse

Gil, D.J. (1979) Violence Against Children (Cambridge,MA:Harvard University
Press. Giovannoni, J.M. (1985) 'Child abuse and neglect: an overview' in J. Laird
and A. Hartman (eds), A Handbook of Child Welfare: Context, Knowledge and ...

Author: A. Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137020055

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 603

This book is the first comprehensive study of child sexual abuse in the Caribbean, exploring issues such as the ontology of childhood, links between slavery, colonialism and present-day gender-based violence, the impact of child sexual abuse on the brain and child protection after natural disasters.
Categories: Social Science

Childhood Betrayed Child Abuse and Neglect in India

Childhood Betrayed  Child Abuse and Neglect in India

PART I: Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect 1. Scenario of Child Abuse and
Neglect 2. Physical Abuse 3. Emotional Abuse 4. Neglect and Maltreatment 5.
Sexual Abuse 6. Discrimination of the Girl Child PART II: Prevention of and ...

Author: Loveleen Kacker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9789350297049

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 278

No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child. No slave was ever so much the property of his master as the child is of his parent. Never were the rights of man ever so disregarded as in the case of the child. - Maria Montessori In India, where even stones and trees are worshipped, children are routinely beaten, neglected and abused. The daily news is rife with stories of abuse and neglect, often perpetrated in the name of discipline or protection. The Nithari case, female foeticide, instances of child marriage and the sexual abuse of minors - the statistics are frightening. Lakhs of children are robbed of childhood, and India is doing little to remedy that. While the government now acknowledges education and nutrition as the essential entitlements of children, there has been little legislation or initiative to safeguard their most fundamental rights. Child protection is still nowhere on the nation's radar. Loveleen Kacker distilled several years of research to write this cogent and powerful volume on why child abuse and neglect happens and how it affects children in India. She examines physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as neglect and maltreatment, especially of the girl child. Bringing real-life instances and case studies together with Kacker's own work on the rights of children, this is a guide for parents, policy makers, schoolteachers, paediatricians, childcare specialists - indeed, anyone with a stake in the welfare of minors. A timely and much-needed addition to the literature on child rights, Childhood Betrayed is also a call for change - nay a call to arms.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding Child Abuse

Understanding Child Abuse

A cultural understanding of child sexual abuse The death of Maria Colwell in East
Sussex in 1973 at the hands of her step- ... The deaths of Denis O'Neill and Maria
Colwell drew wide attention to physical abuse and neglect, as that of Victoria ...

Author: Terry Philpot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134130948

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 166

Understanding Child Abuse is the first book to look at women whose partners are child sex offenders. Much of the book is devoted to the voices of the women themselves, telling their stories and how they feel about the situations in which they found themselves, how they coped, and how they remade their lives and those of their families. They describe what they learned from their experience and how it changed them. Such experience is largely overlooked by researchers, agencies and policy makers and this book throws unique light on this neglected area. The chapters cover: What we know about child sexual abuse, offenders and the effect of sexual abuse on children. A detailed description of the work which allows the women to explore and compare their experiences and feelings about what has happened. Verbatim interviews with both partners and offenders. Combining theory, practice and personal testimony in a concise and accessible manner, Understanding Child Abuse is essential reading for social work practitioners and students as well as probation officers and anyone involved with child protection. It will also be of interest to members of the public.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Role of Educators in the Protection and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

The Role of Educators in the Protection and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

UNDERSTANDING. CHILD. ABUSE. AND. NEGLECT. The black eyes were
barely visible peering from the partially darkened locker . “ It ' s okay , Maria , it ' s
okay , you can come out , ” murmured the guidance counselor as the teachers
and ...

Author: Cynthia Crosson Tower

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015032184205

Category: Abused children

Page: 82

View: 405

Categories: Abused children

Protecting Our Children Understanding and Preventing Abuse and Neglect in Early Childhood

Protecting Our Children  Understanding and Preventing Abuse and Neglect in Early Childhood

CHAPTER 1 History and Theory of Child Maltreatment WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
o The definitions and descriptions of abuse and neglect o The history of abuse
and neglect o How theories about children and families apply to child abuse and
 ...

Author: Sharon Hirschy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111781002

Category: Education

Page: 256

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PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN provides guidance to teachers, child care and education administrators, health care providers, social service workers, and all who work with young children on how to recognize and understand child abuse and neglect. In addition to history and theory, Hirschy and Wilkinson offer a research-based, practical resource for the best practices in understanding and working with maltreated children. The text enables readers not only to identify abuse and neglect, but also to develop an understanding of the many facets of child maltreatment, find practical ideas to help children and their families, and ultimately reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect. PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN features practical ideas on working with families and children; websites and resources to help those who work with and teach young children; information to better inform their practice; and useful tools such as checklist, and forms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Education

Family Problems and Family Violence

Family Problems and Family Violence

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). (2010)
. World perspectives on child ... Understanding child abuse and neglect—Panel
on research on child abuse and neglect. Washington, DC: National Academy ...

Author: Steven R.H. Beach, Ph.D.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826109118

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 815

“This remarkable volume...is both conceptually robust and highly practical...The book promises to heighten awareness among clinicians around the world about the diagnostic and therapeutic importance of family relationships in human health and disease. It also will serve as a roadmap for the critically important work that lies ahead.” —David G. Addiss Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Kalamazoo, MI Family problems and family violence are major global concerns that have a vast impact on both psychological and physical health, and economic well-being. This text, the only book of its kind, describes recent innovations in defining and assessing family problems and family violence. It provides a framework for improving global assessment of relational processes as addressed in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The book includes a complete set of practical clinical and public health tools—easily implemented across a wide range of setting—for defining, screening, and assessing family violence in accordance with these new definitions. It reviews the impact of family violence on all aspects of physical and mental health and economic well-being, including global considerations of cross-cultural relationship assessment, and provides recommendations for modifications and cross-cultural validation. The book is consistently organized for ease of use and consolidates ICD codes into four scientifically based categories: intimate partner violence, partner relationship distress, child maltreatment, and parent-child relation problems. Clinicians who assess and treat family violence and students and policymakers will benefit from several new state-of-the-art screening tools and structured interviews that can be easily administered in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings. This text will also be an important addition to graduate training programs across many disciplines regarding the assessment of family maltreatment, parent-child problems, and relationship discord. Key Features: Contains a wealth of current validated screening and interview tools that can be used in clinical or research settings Provides a global perspective on assessing and treating family violence Provides recommendations for surveillance of family problems and family violence addressed in the ICD-11 Highlights the implications of relational problems for mental and physical health and economic well-being in a global context
Categories: Family & Relationships

Child Maltreatment Research Policy and Practice for the Next Decade

Child Maltreatment Research  Policy  and Practice for the Next Decade

The reported decline in child maltreatment rates is part of a larger decline in other
forms of violent crime, which began in the ... the National Research Council (NRC
) published the report Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (NRC, 1993).

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309254427

Category: Medical

Page: 218

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In 1993 the National Research Council released its landmark report Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (NRC, 1993). That report identified child maltreatment as a devastating social problem in American society. Nearly 20 years later, on January 30-31, 2012, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and NRC's Board on Children, Youth and Families help a workshop, Child Maltreatment Research, Policy, and Practice for the Next Generation, to review the accomplishments of the past two decades of research related to child maltreatment and the remaining gaps. "There have been many exciting research discoveries since the '93 report, but we also want people to be thinking about what is missing," said Anne Petersen, research professor at the Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Michigan and chair of the panel that produced the report. Child Maltreatment Research, Policy, and Practice for the Next Decade: Workshop Summary covers the workshop that brought together many leading U.S. child maltreatment researchers for a day and a half of presentations and discussions. Presenters reviewed research accomplishments, identified gaps that remain in knowledge, and consider potential research priorities. Child Maltreatment Research, Policy, and Practice for the Next Decade: Workshop Summary also covers participant suggestions for future research priorities, policy actions, and practices that would enhance understanding of child maltreatment and efforts to reduce and respond to it. A background paper highlighting major research advances since the publication of the 1993 NRC report was prepared by an independent consultant to inform the workshop discussions. This summary is an essential resource for any workshop attendees, policy makers, researchers, educators, healthcare providers, parents, and advocacy groups.
Categories: Medical

Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics

Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics

It is, therefore, the responsibility of education to limit the myths applicable to child
protection work, formed partly in truth and allowed to flourish unabated into
anecdote masquerading as fact. By understanding child abuse and neglect
through ...

Author: Ruth Townsend

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729581349

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 729

A fundamental local law text for undergraduate paramedics in Australia and New Zealand. Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand is the first of its kind to bring together legal and ethical concepts specifically for the Australian and New Zealand paramedic profession. An indispensable guide for student paramedics, Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand promotes the understanding of ethical principles and legal regulations through realistic scenarios and extensive case studies, which are available both in the book and on Elsevier’s Evolve platform. The book includes Australian state-specific legislation and local case law, and there is a chapter devoted specifically to the New Zealand paramedic service. This excellent law textbook focuses on the essential concepts and skills local paramedics need to respond to life-threatening emergencies in often-unfamiliar environments. For paramedics to determine the best course of action in any situation they need an intimate understanding of the profession’s code of conduct and current legal regulations. In its attention to key areas such as consent, negligence, child protection, mental health and record-keeping Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand proves a fundamental resource for the undergraduate paramedic course in Australia and New Zealand. The textbook’s 13 comprehensive chapters are written in a clear, engaging style ideal for undergraduate paramedic students as well as ambulance service volunteers and practicing paramedics. Over 60 paramedic-specific scenarios Relevant case law discussed Suitable for the undergraduate course in Paramedic Law and Ethics Provides a clear ethical decision-making model for paramedics Key supporting features available on the Evolve platform: Multiple choice, short answer and essay questions Case studies Image collection Additional instructor resources including PowerPoints and further case studies
Categories: Medical

Understanding Children s Spirituality

Understanding Children s Spirituality

Spirituality and coping with life stress among adult survivors of childhood sexual
abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 30(7), 829–44. Gall, T. L., Basque, V., Damasceno
-Scott, M., & Vardy, G. (2007). Spirituality and the current adjustment of adult ...

Author: Kevin E. Lawson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893684

Category: Religion

Page: 454

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How important is childhood in the spiritual formation of a person? How do children experience God in the context of their lives as they grow? What does God do in the lives of children to draw them to himself and help them grow into a vital relationship with him? How can adults who care about children better support their spiritual growth and direct it toward relationship with God through Jesus Christ? These are critical questions that church leaders face as they consider how best to nurture the faith of the children God brings into our lives. In this book, over two dozen Christian scholars and ministry leaders explore important issues about the spiritual life of children and ways parents, church leaders, and others who care about children can promote their spiritual formation.
Categories: Religion