Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, 9th edition

Published by Pearson (June 20, 2013) © 2014

  • Cynthia Crosson-Tower
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  • Comprehensive in scope –The ninth edition includes history, child development, and intervention and treatment issues.
  • Covers all types of maltreatment – From neglect and physical abuse to sexual abuse, domestic violence, and emotional abuse.
  • Real-life case vignettes – Throughout the book prepare students to work with the needs of real people.
  • Review Questions and Web Exploration Activities – Located at the end of every chapter help students review and integrate material, as well as take their learning beyond the classroom.
  • Accounts from consumers – Accounts from clients who have received children’s services.
  • Supplemental to Substitute – Organized from the least intrusive services (supplemental) to those that provide more comprehensive care and protection  that the family ma be unable to give (substitute).

Found in this section:

1. Overview of changes2. Chapter-by-chapter changes

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1.     Overview of changes

  • Reorganized into 16 chapters instead of 19 in order to correspond with the typical college semester.
  • The chapters on initial intervention have been reorganized to reflect current practice.
  • The text has been updated to reflect more current practice
  • Such ‘hot topics’ as bullying, sexting, sexual trafficking have been added.

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2.     Chapter-by-chapter changes

Chapter 2:

  • New section on challenges of developing cultural awareness

Chapter 3:

  • Updated references throughout

Chapter 4:

  • Updated references throughout
  • New research on neglect

Chapter 5:

  • New demographics/statistics on abuse
  • New research on abuse by siblings
  • New section on abuse by peers/bullying

Chapter 6:

  • New information on the progression of sex abuse and human trafficking

Chapter 7:

  • Updated references on intrafamilial abuse

Chapter 8:

  • Additional research on users of child pornography
  • New section on sexting
  • New section on the impact of the trafficking and violence prevention act

Chapter 9:

  • Updated references throughout

Chapter 10:

  • New topic of Case Management
  • Topics such as family reactions, child custody, and other professionals that are involved in child abuse reporting/case management are included in this chapter

Chapter 11:

  • Updated references throughout

Chapter 12:

  • Updated references throughout

Chapter 13:

  • Updated references throughout

Chapter 14:

  • Updated references throughout

Chapter 15:

  • Updated references throughout

Chapter 16:

  • New chapter, Working in Child Protection.
  • Information on Prevention also included in this chapter.

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 

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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1:     The Maltreatment of Children from a Historical Perspective

Chapter 2:     The Family: Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights

Chapter 3:     Maltreatment and the Developing Child

Chapter 4:     The Neglect of Children

Chapter 5:     The Physical Abuse of Children

Chapter 6:     The Sexual Abuse of Children

Chapter 7:     Intrafamilial Abuse

Chapter 8:     Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Misuse, and Exploitation

Chapter 9:     Psychological Maltreatment of Children

Chapter 10:   Intervention: Reporting, Investigation and Case Management

Chapter 11:   The Legal Response to Child Abuse and Neglect

Chapter 12:   Treatment: Physical Abuse and Neglect

Chapter 13:   Treatment: Sexual Abuse

Chapter 14:   Foster Care as a Therapeutic Tool

Chapter 15:   Adults Abused as Children

Chapter 16:   Working in Child Protection  

 

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 FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1:     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        

 

Chapter 2:     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

 

Chapter 3:     Maltreatment and the Developing Child     

Developmental Stages        

Development, Maltreatment, and Resiliency

 

Chapter 4:     The Neglect of Children      

The Neglect of the Concept of Neglect      

Definition and Measurement of Neglect     

Causes of Neglect    

Problems in Intervention     

Neglected Children   

Neglectful Parents    

 

Chapter 5:     The Physical Abuse of Children      

Causes of Physical Abuse    

Risk Assessment and Physical Abuse         1

Symptoms of Physical Abuse         

Abusive Parents       

Domestic Violence and Other Abuse within the Family

 

Chapter 6:     The Sexual Abuse of Children        

Two Groups’ Approaches to Child Sexual Abuse    

Definition of Child Sexual Abuse     

Types of Sexual Abuse       

Progression of Sexual Abuse

Incidence of Sexual Abuse  

Profile of the Abused Child  

Degree of Trauma   

Profile of the Perpetrator    

Which People Become Perpetrators?         

 

Chapter 7:     Intrafamilial Abuse   

Intrafamilial abuse   as a Problem Today   

Societal Contributions to 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     

 

Chapter 8:     Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Misuse, and Exploitation       

Dynamics and Characteristics of Sexual Abuse outside the Family        

Sexual Abuse by Clergy      

Sexual Abuse in Day Care Settings 

Sex Rings     

Child Pornography, Sexual Deviance, and the Internet    

Child Prostitution      

Missing Children       

 

Chapter 9:     Psychological Maltreatment of Children     

Psychological Maltreatment Defined

The Roots of Psychological Maltreatment   

Characteristics of the Psychologically Maltreated Child     

Family Dynamics     

Ritualistic Abuse                 

 

Chapter 10:   Intervention: Reporting, Investigation and Case Management     

Culturally Sensitive Intervention     

Understanding the Intervention Process

Reporting

Investigation and Assessment

Exploring Causes and Services       

Handling Emergencies      

Assessment Interviewing  

Other Professionals Involved in the Intervention Process

 

Chapter 11:   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

 

Chapter 12:   Treatment: Physical Abuse and Neglect     

Preparing to Provide Treatment     

Providing Treatment 

Family-Centered Services

Treatment of Physically Abusive Families

Treatment of Neglectful Families

 

Chapter 13:   Treatment: Sexual Abuse

Issues Surrounding Treatment       

Treatment Models    

Treatment Methods  

Treatment of Specific Family Members     

 

Chapter 14:   Foster Care as a Therapeutic Tool  

Problems with Foster Care  

Alternatives to Foster Care  

Therapeutic Potential in Foster Care

The Role and Importance of the Natural Parents  

The Role of Foster Parents  

Other Placement for Abused or Neglected Children         

 

Chapter 15:   Adults Abused as Children

Society’s Misconceptions     

Reasons for Adults’ Disclosure       

Effects from the Neglecting Family 

Effects from the Physically Abusing Family

Long-Term Effects of Domestic Violence   

Effects from a Sexually Abusing Family    

Effects from Extrafamilial Abuse    

A Word about Resiliency

Treatment of Adults Who Were Abused as Children        

Therapists’ Responses to Working with Survivors 

 

Chapter 16:   Working in Child Protection  

A Day in the Life of a Protective Worker   

Skills and Qualifications Needed for Child Protetion

The Challenges of Working in Child Protection

An Eye Toward Prevention

Working Toward a Better Tomorrow         

Dr. Cynthia Crosson-Tower is a national expert on child abuse and neglect and the author of numerous books and publications including Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, Exploring Child Welfare: A Practice Perspective, When Children Are Abused: An Educator’s Guide to Intervention, A Clergy Guide to Child Abuse and Neglect and How Schools Can Combat Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr. Crosson-Tower taught in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts for 24 years, also founding and serving as the Director of the Child Protection Institute there. She maintains a private practice, Harvest Counseling and Consultation, specializing in the treatment of survivors of abuse and perpetrators of sexual abuse. Dr. Crosson-Tower served on the subcommittee to develop protocol for the Cardinal’s Commission of the Archdiocese of Boston and became a part of the Implementation and Oversight Committee of the Archdiocese’s Office of Child Advocacy.

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