The most comprehensive overview of child abuse and neglect available. The author, a former child protection worker, both teaches and practices in the field. Provides real-life case vignettes drawn from the author's own experiences. Covers all types of maltreatment including maltreatment, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and emotional abuse. Chapters are reorganized for a more logical progression from neglect to physical and sexual abuse.
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Every ten seconds a child is being abused or neglected. But while child abuse and neglect are not new, the problem has become monumental in today's society. But why? Perhaps we live in a more violent society, or maybe the child protection system is not working. This book explores the issues surrounding abuse and neglect from several vantage points, addressing both the problems and the possible solutions that are crucial to the proper protection of our children This book provides a comprehensive overview of child abuse and neglect. It covers recognition, case management, and treatment for abused and neglected children, adding real-life vignettes to bring the statistics to life. It details the history of child welfare, an overview of families that are both functional and dysfunctional, and contrasts healthy child development with development hampered by abuse and neglect. Every type of maltreatment is discussed, from neglect and physical abuse to emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. The book concludes by providing a discussion of prevention, along with a consideration of the future. Social workers, psychologists, social services professionals, and educators.Review:
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