Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (8th Edition)

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9780205769155: Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (8th Edition)

This best-selling text offers a comprehensive look at child maltreatment and incorporates history, case vignettes, and the author's own experience as a child protection worker.

           

The author covers the history of child welfare, 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 an overview of functional and dysfunctional families, and contrasts healthy child development with development hampered by abuse sion of prevention and a consideration of the future.

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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.

Highlights of the Sixth Edition

  • 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.
  • Real-life case vignettes throughout the book introduces students to real people with real needs.

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