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Understanding child abuse and neglect / Cynthia Crosson-Tower.

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Location: Fennell STACKS HV6626.52 .C76 2014
Barcode: 30731101161267
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780205399697
  • ISBN: 020539969X
  • Physical Description: xx, 442 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Ninth edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Pearson Education, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Machine generated contents note: 1. The Maltreatment of Children from a Historical Perspective -- Children as Property -- Issues of Life and Death -- Issues of Dependence -- Issues of Discipline -- Child Labor -- Sexual Values, Attitudes, and Exploitation -- Early History -- The Nineteenth Century -- The Twentieth Century -- The Incest Taboo -- History -- Reasons for Taboo -- Legal and Social Prohibition -- Recent History of Helping the Abused and Neglected Child -- Further Efforts on Behalf of Children -- Professional Awareness and Response to the Movement to Protect Children and Families -- Child Protection Today -- Current Framework -- The Role of Child Protective Services -- Child Rearing, Maltreatment, and Public Opinion -- Summary -- 2. The Family: Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights -- The Definition and Function of the Family -- The Family as a System -- Subsystems and Boundaries -- Roles -- Communication -- Bonding and Attachment -- Rituals -- Minority Family Systems^^^^ African American Families -- Hispanic American Families -- Asian and Pacific Islander Families -- Native American Families -- The Challenges of Developing Cultural Awareness -- Changing Families -- Family Problems and Dysfunction -- The Family and Child Maltreatment -- Parents' Rights -- Children's Rights -- Impact on the Child Protection Movement -- Summary -- 3. Maltreatment and the Developing Child -- Developmental Stages -- Pregnancy and Birth -- Birth to One Year -- One to Four Years -- Four to Eight Years -- Eight to Twelve Years -- Adolescence -- Development, Maltreatment, and Resiliency -- Summary -- 4. The Neglect of Children -- The Neglect of the Concept of Neglect -- Definition and Measurement of Neglect -- Causes of Neglect -- Economic Causes -- Ecological Causes -- Personalistic Individual Causes -- Problems in Intervention -- Neglected Children -- Symptoms and Effects of Neglect -- Neglectful Parents -- Efforts to Explain the Behavior of Neglectful Parents^^^^ Substance-Abusing Families -- Domestic Violence and Neglect -- Plight of the Parent and the Social Worker -- Summary -- 5. The Physical Abuse of Children -- Causes of Physical Abuse -- Interactional Variables -- Environmental/Life Stress Variables -- Social/Cultural/Economic Variables -- Risk Assessment and Physical Abuse -- Child Risk and Protective Factors -- Parental Risk and Protective Factors -- Family System Risk and Protective Factors -- Symptoms of Physical Abuse -- Physical Symptoms -- Behavioral Indicators of Abuse -- Abusive Parents -- Parents' Unlearned Tasks from Childhood -- Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy -- Abusive Parents and Adolescents -- The Impact of War on Family Violence -- Domestic Violence and Other Abuse Within the Family -- Inter-partner Domestic Violence -- Abuse by Siblings -- Abuse by Peers -- Bullying and Peer Violence -- Summary -- 6. The Sexual Abuse of Children -- Two Groups' Approaches to Child Sexual Abuse -- Child Protection Movement^^^^ Feminist Movement -- Definition of Child Sexual Abuse -- Types of Sexual Abuse -- Intrafamilial Abuse -- Extrafamilial Abuse -- Progression of Sexual Abuse -- Engagement Phase -- Sexual Interaction and Secrecy Phases -- Disclosure Phase -- Suppression Phase -- Incidence of Sexual Abuse -- Studies of Abuse -- Influence of Reporting on Statistics -- False Allegations Movement -- Profile of the Abused Child -- Children at Risk -- Female Victims -- Male Victims -- Degree of Trauma -- Profile of the Perpetrator -- Multifactor Theories -- Single-Factor Theories -- Process Models -- Which People Become Perpetrators? -- Female Abusers -- Juvenile Sexual Offenders -- Summary -- 7. Intrafamilial Abuse -- Intrafamilial Abuse as a Problem Today -- Societal Contributions to Incest -- Father -- Daughter Incest -- Family Patterns -- Profiles of the Family -- Father -- Son Incest -- Family Dynamics -- Effects of Father-Son Incest -- Mother -- Daughter Incest -- Family Dynamics -- Effects of Mother^^^^ Daughter Incest -- Mother -- Son Incest -- Family Dynamics -- Effects of Mother-Son Incest -- Brother -- Sister Incest -- Family Dynamics -- Effects of Brother-Sister Incest -- Homosexual Sibling Incest -- Incest with Uncles, Grandfathers, and Cousins -- Why Incest Stops -- Summary -- 8. Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Misuse, and Exploitation -- Dynamics and Characteristics of Sexual Abuse Outside the Family -- Pedophilia -- Pederasty -- Sexual Abuse by Clergy -- Motivation of Perpetrators -- Crisis in the Catholic Church -- Impact on Victims -- Addressing Clerical Perpetrators -- Sexual Abuse in Day Care Settings -- Types of Day Care Abuse -- Reactions and Resulting Changes -- Sex Rings -- Child Pornography, Sexual Deviance, and the Internet -- Child Pornography -- Possessors of Child Pornography -- Children at Risk -- Sexting -- Child Prostitution -- Profile of Prostitutes -- Lifestyle -- The Impact of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act -- Missing Children^^^^ Toward a Total Team Approach -- Summary -- 11. The Legal Response to Child Abuse and Neglect -- The Legal Rights of Parents and Children -- Types of Court Intervention -- Juvenile Court -- Criminal Court -- The Impact of Court on Children -- Sex Offender Registration -- The Media and the Court -- Summary -- 12. Treatment: Physical Abuse and Neglect -- Preparing to Provide Treatment -- Providing Treatment -- Client Resistance -- Client Response -- Eligibility Criteria -- Limited Community Resources -- Treatment Methods -- Who Provides Treatment? -- Duration of Treatment -- Family-Centered Services -- Shared Family Care -- Treatment of Physically Abusive Families -- Treatment of the Abused Child -- Treatment of the Parents -- Treatment of the Siblings -- Treatment of Neglectful Families -- Equilibrium Maintenance -- Disequilibrium Techniques -- Summary -- 13. Treatment: Sexual Abuse -- Issues Surrounding Treatment -- Assumptions About the Treatment of the Sexually Abusive Family^^^^ Treatment Models -- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs -- Treatment Methods -- Issues Addressed in Family Treatment -- Phases of Treatment -- Treatment of Specific Family Members -- The Child and Adolescent -- The Mother or Nonabusing Parent -- The Perpetrator -- Treatment of Juvenile Offenders -- Is Treatment Effective? -- Preservation of Incestuous Families -- Parents of Children Abused Outside the Home -- Summary -- 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 Biological Parents -- The Role of Foster Parents -- Other Placement for Abused or Neglected Children -- Residential Treatment -- Adoptive Placement -- Summary -- 15. Adults Abused as Children -- Society's Misconceptions -- Myth #1 -- Myth #2 -- Myth #3 -- Reasons for Adults' Disclosure -- Relationships -- Pressures of Adulthood -- Loss, Depression, or Trauma^^^^ Residual Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect -- Effects from the Neglecting Family -- Trust -- Anger -- Relational Imbalances -- Low Self-Esteem -- Impaired Social Skills -- Substance Abuse -- Physical Problems -- Effects from the Physically Abusing Family -- Trust -- Anger -- Relational Imbalances -- Low Self-Esteem -- Coping Skills -- Long-Term Effects of Domestic Violence -- Effects from a Sexually Abusing Family -- Betrayal -- Traumatic Sexualization -- Stigmatization and Self-Esteem -- Powerlessness -- Anger -- Relational Imbalances -- Multiple Victimization -- Effects from Extrafamilial Abuse -- A Word About Resiliency -- Treatment of Adults Who Were Abused as Children -- Repressed Memories -- Individual Therapy -- Group Therapy -- Self-Help Groups -- Writers Groups -- Legal Actions -- Therapists' Responses to Working with Survivors -- Summary -- 16. Working in Child Protection -- A Day in the Life of Today's Protective Worker^^^^ Skills and Qualifications Needed for Child Protection -- Knowledge -- Authority and Sanction -- Ethics -- Professionalism -- Ethnic Competence -- Personal Traits -- Effectively Juggling Tasks and Responsibilities -- Dealing with Frustrations and Pressures -- Facing the Challenges of Working in Child Protection -- An Eye Toward Prevention -- Prevention Efforts in Schools -- Life Skills Training -- Preparation for Parenthood -- Self-Protection Training -- Educational Services for the Community -- Schools Helping At-Risk Families -- Prevention Efforts with Families -- Evaluating Home Visitation Programs -- Parent/Child Screening and Prevention -- Culturally Sensitive Prevention -- Effective Prevention -- Working Toward a Better Tomorrow -- Rethinking Child Protection -- Creating a Unified Response -- Looking Within, Between, and Beyond Agencies -- Beyond Child Protection: The Need for Societal Changes -- Reversing the Trend Toward Socially Impoverished Families -- Supporting Parenting^^^^ Realigning Societal Values -- What Does the Future Hold? -- Research Needs -- Summary.
Subject: Child abuse > United States.
Abused children > Services for > United States.
Social work with children > United States.
Child Abuse.
Social Work.
United States.