Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, 9th edition

  • Cynthia Crosson-Tower

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Overview

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect offers a comprehensive look at children's services and a sense of what it's like to serve children in agency settings. You'll explore a range of services for children from least intrusive to most comprehensive and the effect various services have on children and families.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2014

ISBN-13: 9780137521111

Subject: Social Work & Human Services

Category: Social Work for Age Groups

Table of contents

In this Section:
Brief Table of Contents
Full Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. The Maltreatment of Children from a Historical Perspective
2. The Family: Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights
3. Maltreatment and the Developing Child
4. The Neglect of Children
5. The Physical Abuse of Children
6. The Sexual Abuse of Children
7. Intrafamilial Abuse
8. Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Misuse, and Exploitation
9. Psychological Maltreatment of Children
10. Intervention: Reporting, Investigation and Case Management
11. The Legal Response to Child Abuse and Neglect
12. Treatment: Physical Abuse and Neglect
13. Treatment: Sexual Abuse
14. Foster Care as a Therapeutic Tool
15. Adults Abused as Children
16. Working in Child Protection

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS.
The Maltreatment of Children from a Historical Perspective

1. 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

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

3. Maltreatment and the Developing Child
Developmental Stages
Development, Maltreatment, and Resiliency

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

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

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?

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

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

9. Psychological Maltreatment of Children
Psychological Maltreatment Defined
The Roots of Psychological Maltreatment
Characteristics of the Psychologically Maltreated Child
Family Dynamics
Ritualistic Abuse

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

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

12. Treatment: Physical Abuse and Neglect
Preparing to Provide Treatment
Providing Treatment
Family-Centered Services
Treatment of Physically Abusive Families
Treatment of Neglectful Families

13. Treatment: Sexual Abuse
Issues Surrounding Treatment
Treatment Models
Treatment Methods
Treatment of Specific Family Members

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

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

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

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