Child Abuse: Implications for Child Development and Psychopathology (Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry)

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Wolfe reviews existing research on child abuse and the characteristics of children, parents and families with whom abuse is associated. He considers different explanations of abuse and offers new models for research. The complexity of abuse is explained and common misconceptions about who abuses and why are presented. Wolfe also emphasises special issues in child abuse, such as interference with the child′s psychological and behavioural development, the reciprocal influences of children and parents, current assessment and treatment approaches and prevention implications.

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Dr. Wolfe holds the inaugural RBC Chair in Children′s Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and heads the CAMH Centre for Prevention Science. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Toronto. Since 2007 he has served as Editor-in-Chief of Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, past President of Division 37 (Child, Youth, and Family Services), and received a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He has provided extensive assessment and consultation to child protective services, schools, and the court with respect to issues of child abuse and violence.

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