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Child Maltreatment in Residential Care

By Adrian V. Rus,Sheri R. Parris,Ecaterina Stativa
  • ISBN Code: : 3319579908
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 527
  • Category : Social Science
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This data-rich volume reviews short- and long-term consequences of residential or institutional care for children across the globe as well as approaches to reducing maltreatment. Up-to-date findings from a wide range of developing and developed countries identify forms of abuse and neglect associated with institutionalization and their effects on development and pathology in younger children, adolescents, and alumni. The sections on intervention strategies highlight the often-conflicting objectives facing professionals and policymakers balancing the interests of children, families, and facilities. But despite many national and regional variations, two themes stand out: the universal right of children to live in safety, and the ongoing need for professionals and community to ensure this safety. Included among the topics: Maltreatment and living conditions in long-term residential institutions for children Outcomes from institutional rearing Recommendations to improve institutional living Historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural influences on Child Welfare Systems Latin American and the Caribbean, African, Asian, Middle-Eastern, Western and Eastern European countries and the United States of America are presented. Child Maltreatment in Residential Care will inform psychology professionals interested in the role of residential care in the lives of children, and possibilities for improved outcomes. It will also interest social workers and mental health practitioners and researchers seeking evidence-based interventions for families adopting children from residential care.

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By Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council and Institute of Medicine
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309522692
  • Total of Pages : 383
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 388
  • Pdf File: violence-in-families.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Reports of mistreated children, domestic violence, and abuse of elderly persons continue to strain the capacity of police, courts, social services agencies, and medical centers. At the same time, myriad treatment and prevention programs are providing services to victims and offenders. Although limited research knowledge exists regarding the effectiveness of these programs, such information is often scattered, inaccessible, and difficult to obtain. Violence in Families takes the first hard look at the successes and failures of family violence interventions. It offers recommendations to guide services, programs, policy, and research on victim support and assistance, treatments and penalties for offenders, and law enforcement. Included is an analysis of more than 100 evaluation studies on the outcomes of different kinds of programs and services. Violence in Families provides the most comprehensive review on the topic to date. It explores the scope and complexity of family violence, including identification of the multiple types of victims and offenders, who require different approaches to intervention. The book outlines new strategies that offer promising approaches for service providers and researchers and for improving the evaluation of prevention and treatment services. Violence in Families discusses issues that underlie all types of family violence, such as the tension between family support and the protection of children, risk factors that contribute to violent behavior in families, and the balance between family privacy and community interventions. The core of the book is a research-based review of interventions used in three institutional sectors--social services, health, and law enforcement settings--and how to measure their effectiveness in combating maltreatment of children, domestic violence, and abuse of the elderly. Among the questions explored by the committee: Does the child protective services system work? Does the threat of arrest deter batterers? The volume discusses the strength of the evidence and highlights emerging links among interventions in different institutional settings. Thorough, readable, and well organized, Violence in Families synthesizes what is known and outlines what needs to be discovered. This volume will be of great interest to policymakers, social services providers, health care professionals, police and court officials, victim advocates, researchers, and concerned individuals.

The Smallest Victims: A History of Child Maltreatment and Child Protection in America

By Herbert C. Covey
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440860726
  • Total of Pages : 291
  • Category : History
  • Members : 412
  • Pdf File: the-smallest-victims.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides a review of how child maltreatment has been socially constructed, ignored, and formally responded to as it tells the story of how America's system of child protection has evolved. Additionally, it identifies key questions and related issues. • Assumes a multidisciplinary approach to the complex topics of child maltreatment and child protection • Grounds an emotionally provocative social issue in history so that child abuse, exploitation, and fatalities due to maltreatment may be efficiently addressed and/or prevented • Analyzes the history child trafficking and sex abuse in America, prominent contemporary problems • Features images, case examples, and a timeline to help guide readers through the evolution of child maltreatment and protection in America

Child Maltreatment and the Law

By Roger J.R. Levesque
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9780387799186
  • Total of Pages : 217
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 405
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Book Short Summary:

Dramatic cases of child abuse and neglect are featured with tragic regularity in the news. The stories vividly demonstrate both the urgent need for improved child protection services and the unwieldiness and ineffectiveness of the systems charged with the task. To complicate matters further, the original intent of child welfare policy is becoming increasingly obscured as legal responses to child maltreatment become more complex, intrusive, and even contradictory. Fueled by a consistent narrative and a lucid ethical stance, Child Maltreatment and the Law analyzes the increasing role legal systems play in family life and traces rapidly evolving legal concepts as they apply to child protection. This unique volume helps readers: (1) Navigate the various layers of legal regulation – federal and state – involved in child protection and family life. (2) Identify variations and discrepancies in definitions of maltreatment and legal responses. (3) Critique the relationships and boundary disputes between the criminal and civil justice systems and agencies dedicated to children’s welfare. (4) Analyze controversies (e.g., removing children from maltreating families) and other prime areas for possible reform. Child Maltreatment and the Law is a must-read for psychologists, developmentalists, sociologists, social workers, criminologists, and researchers focusing on family life as well as policymakers and advocates working within the legal system. The book is particularly useful for courses relating to child welfare law or child abuse and neglect.

Social Work and Restorative Justice

By Elizabeth Beck,Nancy P. Kropf,Pamela Blume Leonard
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780199780747
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 705
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Book Short Summary:

Presents an innovative, synergistic practice model that will help social workers use restorative justice skills to facilitate healing and recovery in the families and communities that they serve.

Child Maltreatment, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics, E-Book

By Howard Dubowitz
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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0323326250
  • Total of Pages : 257
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 971
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Book Short Summary:

Pediatric primary care provides a unique opportunity to tackle child abuse and neglect. In the United States in particular, primary care is a well-established system, and most children have multiple visits, especially in the first few years. There is typically a very good relationship between parents and health professionals, who are respected experts on children. The interested pediatrician, thus, has a remarkable entrée into the workings of a family, its shortcomings, and its strengths. With some knowledge and skill, pediatricians can play a pivotal role, even in a few strategic minutes. We know, however, that some professionals feel very uncomfortable becoming involved in this unpleasant area and may be deterred from taking any action. Understandable as this may be, it can jeopardize a child’s health and safety. Hopefully, this issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America will help make this work a bit easier, albeit not easy. With training and support, pediatricians can equip themselves to be competent and more comfortable addressing child maltreatment. Aside from the possible forensic implications, the heart of this work is primarily about helping families take adequate or good care of their children. Indeed, helping address child abuse and neglect also helps promote children’s health, development, and safety, and it is central to the rich mandate of Pediatrics.

Child Maltreatment 1992

By Andrea J. Sedlak,Joan Gaffney
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 078814197X
  • Total of Pages : 71
  • Category :
  • Members : 148
  • Pdf File: child-maltreatment-1992.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1992, over 990,000 children were victims of maltreatment including: neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, medical neglect, & emotional or psychological abuse. Child protective services agencies received & referred for investigation nearly 1.9 million reports alleging that nearly 2.9 million children were being maltreated. Professionals accounted for nearly 52% of reports: friends & family members accounted for 27%. The remaining reports were made by other persons in the community. The rate of maltreated children has increased form 14 per 1,000 children to 16 per 1,000 children.Charts & tables.

Patterns of Child Abuse

By Michael Karson,Elizabeth Sparks
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135187266
  • Total of Pages : 245
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 847
  • Pdf File: patterns-of-child-abuse.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Interpret the hidden meaning of family roles to help children at risk! Because dysfunctional patterns are closed systems that serve a secret purpose, they are almost impossible to change from the outside. Patterns of Child Abuse helps you recognize the purpose behind the patterns and offers successful strategies for entering the pattern in order to help family members without joining it and becoming part of the dysfunction. Patterns of Child Abuse identifies the most common, most problematic patterns and explores their hidden meanings. Case studies and theoretical discussions demonstrate the ways family patterns are replicated in a child's psyche and the ways the grown-up child replicates the familiar family pattern, forcing the world to bend to the story within. Synthesizing systems theory, behaviorism, and psychoanalysis, Patterns of Child Abuse offers powerful insights as well as practical strategies for dealing with such complex issues as: how to comfort an abused child who cannot bear to be touched why abused children idealize their battering or neglectful parent how borderline personality organization affects individuals and their families handling the sexually powerful teenage girl, the disruptive boy, and the mother of the sexual abuse victim how family patterns operate in therapeutic context why therapists and social workers may encounter conflicts in child welfare cases when and how paradoxical interventions can work Well-written and insightful, Patterns of Child Abuse conveys a sound theoretical model and a sophisticated approach to the psychology of individuals and families for the child welfare professional.

Child Maltreatment

By Michael Rothery,Gary Cameron
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134749775
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 372
  • Pdf File: child-maltreatment.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Recognizing child maltreatment as a complex phenomenon requiring multifaceted responses, this volume provides a current and comprehensive assessment of the problem, and argues for an expanded conception of helping on the part of those who work with maltreated children, their families, and their communities. Contributions follow a general outline that addresses current theory and models of practice, and empirical knowledge regarding the problem, intervention, and outcomes. Presenting and up-to- date and encompassing view of how to combat child abuse and neglect, this book discusses the concerns of service providers as well as academics. All the prevalent ways of responding to child maltreatment are addressed, and each is discussed in terms of theory, implementation and evidence for its effectiveness. For use as an undergraduate or graduate level text for courses in child welfare, sociology, family studies, and community psychology. This text would also be insightful for professionals, academics, and policymakers concerned with child welfare.

A Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis

By Rich Van Pelt,Jim Hancock
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  • Publisher : Zondervan/Youth Specialties
  • Book Code : 0310853109
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: a-parent-s-guide-to-helping-teenagers-in-crisis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You’ve seen it on the news too many times to count. School shootings, adolescent addictions, bullying, eating disorders, depression and suicide, cutting, pregnancy. There is no lack of bad news to be told about teenagers today. Maybe you believe that will never happen to “my child.” And maybe it won’t. But crises aren’t always the stories that make the evening news. The spectrum of crises an adolescent may face can range from something as (seemingly harmless) as getting caught cheating on a test to dealing with the breakdown of the family, to acting out and getting in trouble with the law. And the reality is that someone they know will likely experience some kind of crisis—and that can affect your teen significantly. Either way, when a crisis affects your teen, wouldn’t you want to be prepared?Rich Van Pelt and Jim Hancock, both of whom have raised teenagers into adulthood and have spent decades in youth ministry and crisis management, bring together their expertise and insight to help you identify and understand what a crisis is and how you can help your teen live and grow through it. Inside, you’ll find practical responses for issues like: • Suicidal thoughts or behavior• Accidents• Cheating• Death (of a friend or loved one)• Divorce• Eating disorders• Hazing• Pregnancy• Sexual abuse• Sexual identity confusion• Substance abuse or addiction• And more...In addition to learning appropriate responses to crises, you’ll learn how to prevent some of these issues, and how to get professionals involved when necessary.Whatever it is your teen is dealing with, your influence in their life is still the most important one. So be prepared to walk them through their crisis with wisdom, compassion, and the tools to help them heal.