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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

An absolute must in relation to the child protection module. This is a really good book in relation to the application of neglect and emotional abuse the two biggest areas in safeguarding.

Mrs Toni Benaton
Britannia Mill Campus, Derby University
June 5, 2019

Comprehensive guide for students on this subject

Mr David John Ellicott
Sociology and Politics, Nottingham Trent University
August 10, 2016

useful supplementary text to recommend to students alongside more general texts on safeguarding and the role of the nurse

Mrs michelle richardson
School of Maternal & Child Health, University of The West of England
February 17, 2016

A very accessible book that uses case studies to illustrate emotional abuse and neglect in context.

Dr Karen Goodall
School of Health in Social Science, Edinburgh University
February 16, 2016

Useful resource for a unit on Multi Agency Working

Mrs Ruth Livingstone
Education , Macclesfield College
February 10, 2016

I found this book to be useful for level 4 and 5 students. A variety of case studies are included supporting students to link theoretical to real life. Useful across a range of modules.

Miss Bethany Frear
Adult Social Care and Childhood Studies, Runshaw Adult College
October 15, 2015

An excellent text and accompaniment for child development and social work assessment practice studies. The book supports and guides social work practice, specifically through early years and beyond. Chapter 6 'Disorders and Development' is particularly useful.

Mr Warren Smith
School of Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
March 27, 2015

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

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