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Child Neglect and Emotional Abuse

Child Neglect and Emotional Abuse
Understanding, Assessment and Response

March 2014 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Protecting children from emotional abuse and neglect is a serious and complex area of social work practice. This book takes readers step-by-step through the underlining theory, skills and practice of working with vulnerable children, highlighting essential contemporary research evidence throughout.

Part 1: Understanding introduces the nature and consequences of child neglect and emotional abuse, including up-to-date knowledge about the physiological impact of childhood malnutrition and emotional deprivation.

Part 2: Assessment considers in detail the factors which can contribute to the complexity of the assessment process and explains assessment procedures.

Part 3: Response offers insights into positive interventions, including some innovative modern therapies and family management approaches such as 'PACT'.

Using a series of case studies to make complex skills and knowledge accessible, this is essential reading for students and professionals across disciplines that may come into contact with vulnerable children.

Definitions and the roots of oppression
Lessons from inquiries
Child development: physical and physiological factors
Child development: psychosocial factors
The fear factor
Siblings and the Cinderella syndrome
Inappropriate roles for children
From assessment to response
Attachment issues
Family support and intervention
Promoting resilience in children
Society, prevention and future directions

Very helpful resource

Miss Myriam Clancy
Social & General Studies Department, Cork Institute of Technology
March 26, 2015

This is a most welcome edition to the field of child protection and safeguarding. The book covers some of the complex issues involved in ways that are accessible to and facilitative of student learning.

Ms Sue Mills
Lifelong Learning Centre, Leeds University
March 20, 2015

A very useful text, especially when considering the difficulties encountered in classifying many instances of child abuse for legal and recording purposes.

Mr Neil Van Dokkum
Dept of Applied Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology
March 10, 2015

This book can give students a greater understanding of the children and the issues they present with when becoming part of a nurture group. I have recommended it to my students who have found t to be informative and a useful additon to their study materials.

Ms Amanda Barrie
Behaviour Support Team, Sandwell Inclusion Support
February 23, 2015

In society today areas of safeguarding and protection are detrimental to a child’s well-being; however with this said the subject of emotional abuse which has a life changing effects can be and sometimes is not given the recognition is clearly deserves. Yet Doyle and Timms have clearly identified and discussed such issues in this book which would raise awareness and give a deeper understanding to the subject , so I am of the opinion this text will be invaluable to any practitioner or student in the field of safeguarding and protection.

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
January 5, 2015

This is an excellent text, the impact of Neglect & Emotional abuse on the child is often under estimated and research is currently being undertaken to evidence the long term impact on the child. I therefore believe this is a valuable text to raise awareness and helping professionals work together to improve outcomes for these group of children.

Miss Hannah Tall
Nursing & Midwifery Research Unit, University of East Anglia
December 4, 2014

This book is an important text in the exploration of two areas of child abuse that are complex and long-lasting for many children, and challenge many practitioners working in the field of safeguarding children.

Mrs Coralie Roll
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
November 28, 2014

This is an excellent text that covers all the areas we need to cover on the qualifying social work programme.

Mr Joe Smeeton
School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
October 23, 2014

Useful resource for those studying child development and assessing a child`s needs

Mr Jasper Louis Shotts
Hull School of Health & Social Care, Lincoln University
August 24, 2015

I would recommend this book for both undergraduates and post graduates as a most accessible and informative book to date on this subject area. I particularly like the chapter 2 and 3 as the two assist in understanding and responding and provides the reader with food for thought to dealing with cases in practice.

I feel this book is one of those books that a practitioner will utilise in their every day practice.

Mr Robert Bielby
faculty of health and social care sciences, Kingston University
August 10, 2014

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