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Child Maltreatment

Child Maltreatment

Three Volume Set
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March 2015 | 1 096 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The protection of children from maltreatment is a worldwide challenge. Social context plays a significant role in both the definition and society’s responses to child maltreatment. The core concept of child maltreatment is socially constructed with variations in its meaning over time and between cultures, creating significant challenges and resulting in a tension between respecting different cultures yet having one law or standard applicable for all children.

This Major Work serves a significant function in pulling together literature demonstrating the different lessons that have been learned, pulling out common elements where possible, and helping to clarify the nature of the differences.


VOLUME ONE: Describing and understanding child maltreatment
The Battered-Child Syndrome C. Henry Kempe et al.
Prevalence Societal Causes and Trends in Corporal Punishment by Parents in World Perspective Murray Strauss
Unraveling Child Abuse David Gil
The Natural History of Child Abuse: A Study in Social Problem Definition Nigel Parton
The Significance of Ethnic and Cultural Differences in Child Maltreatment James Garbarino and Aaron Ebata
Culture and Child Maltreatment: Cultural Competence and Beyond Jill Korbin
Perception and Determination of Child Maltreatment: Exploratory Comparisons across Three Countries Sunday Fakunmoju et al.
Burden and Consequences of Child Maltreatment in High-Income Countries Ruth Gilbert et al.
Trends in Child Maltreatment David Finkelhor and Lisa Jones
Methodological Challenges in Measuring Child Maltreatment Barbara Fallon et al.
Understanding the Risks of Child Neglect: An Exploration of Poverty and Parenting Characteristics Kristen Shook Slack et al.
Toward an Ecological/Transactional Model of Community Violence and Child Maltreatment: Consequences for Children's Development Dante Cichetti and Michael Lynch
Risk Factors in Child Maltreatment: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Literature Sandra Stith
The Perspective of Evil in Understanding and Treating Child Abuse James Garbarino and John Hershberger
Child Maltreatment and Violent Delinquency: Disentangling Main Effects and Subgroup Effects Joshua Mersky and Arthur Reynolds
Cognition, Emotion, and Neurobiological Development: Mediating the Relation between Maltreatment and Aggression Vivien Lee and Peter Hoaken
The Consequences of Maltreatment on Children's Lives: A Systematic Review of Data from the East Asia and Pacific Region Deborah Fry, Amalee McCoy and Diane Swales
Multilevel Correlates of Behavioral Resilience among Children in Child Welfare Tessa Bell, Elisa Romano and Robert Flynn
At-Risk and Maltreated Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Aggression/Violence: What the Conflict Looks Like and Its Relationship to Child Outcomes Diana English et al.
Does Physical Abuse in Early Childhood Predict Substance Use in Adolescence and Early Adulthood? Jennifer Lansford et al.
The Economic Burden of Child Maltreatment in the United States and Implications for Prevention Xiangming Fang, Derek Brownb, Curtis Florence and James Mercy
VOLUME TWO: Preventing child maltreatment
Violence and Development: How Persistent Fear and Anxiety Can Affect Young Children’s Learning, Behaviour and Health Nathan Fox and Jack Shonkoff
Neuroscience and the Risks of Maltreatment Eileen Munro and Kristina Musholt
Psychological Maltreatment: Maltreatment of the Mind: A Catalyst for Advancing Child Protection toward Proactive Primary Prevention and Promotion of Personal Well-Being Stuart Hart and Danya Glaser
Services for Vulnerable and Maltreated Children June Thoburn
Reforming Child Protective Services Jane Waldfogel
Enhancing Service Systems for Protecting Children Daryl Higgins and Ilan Katz
A Public Health Approach to Safeguarding in the 21st Century Jane Barlow and Rachel Calam
Children Living in the Midst of Domestic and Family Violence Cathy Humphreys and Menka Tsanfeski
The Over-Representation of Black Children in the Child Protection System: Possible Causes, Consequences and Solutions A. Chand
The Protective Environment: Development Support for Child Protection Karin Landgren
Concluding Reflections: How Might We Really Protect Children? William Myers and Michael Bourdillon
Child Abuse as a Complex and Wicked Problem: Reflecting on Policy Developments in the United Kingdom in Working with Children and Families with Multiple Problems John Devaney and Trevor Spratt
Do Early Childhood Interventions Prevent Child Maltreatment? A Review of Research Arthur Reynolds, Lindsay Mathieson and James Topitzes
A Brief Intervention Affects Parents’ Attitudes toward Using Less Physical Punishment Antwon Chavis et al.
Toward Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice in Child Welfare Julia Littell and Aron Shlonsky
An International Classification System for Child Welfare Programs Mark Ezell et al.
Evidence-based Practice: Counterarguments to Objections Leonard Gibbs and Eileen Gambrill
Who Knows Best? Evidence-based Practice and the Service User Contribution Jon Glasby and Peter Beresford
The Mismatch between the Map and the Terrain – Evidence-based Social Work in Sweden Anders Bergmark, Åke Bergmark and Tommy Lundstrom
Evidence-based Practices Do Not Exist Bruce Thyer and Monica Pignotti
Evidence-based Practice at a Crossroads the Timely Emergence of Common Elements and Common Factors Richard Barth et al.
How Do We Know What Works? The Quality of Published Reviews of Evidence-based Practices Julia Littell
Evidence-Informed Practice: Antidote to Propaganda in the Helping Professions? Eileen Gambrill
VOLUME THREE: Responding to child maltreatment
Mandatory Reporting Legislation in the United States, Canada, and Australia: A Cross-Jurisdictional Review of Key Features, Differences, and Issues Ben Mathews and Maureen Kenny
Reforming Child Protective Services Jane Waldfogel
Exploring Psychological Abuse in Childhood: I. Developing a New Interview Scale Patricia Moran et al.
Exploring Psychological Abuse in Childhood: II. Association with Other Abuse and Adult Clinical Depression Antonia Bifulco et al.
Risk, Advanced Liberalism and Child Welfare: The Need to Rediscover Uncertainty and Ambiguity Nigel Parton
Confidence and Professional Judgment in Assessing Children’s Risk of Abuse Cheryl Regehr et al.
Safeguarding: A Care for Intelligent Risk Management Geraldine Macdonald and Kenneth Macdonald
Protecting Children in an Anxious Society Eileen Munro
Time for an Ideological Shift in Child Welfare? An Essay Review Anthony Maluccio
How to Deal with Emotional Abuse and Neglect – Further Development of a Conceptual Framework (FRAMEA) Danya Glaser
Achieving Safety, Stability and Belonging for Children in Out-of-Home Care: The Search for ‘What Works’ across National Boundaries June Thoburn
Emotional Intelligence, Emotion and Social Work: Context, Characteristics, Complications and Contribution Tony Morrison
Transforming Child Protection Agencies into High Reliability Organizations: A Conceptual Framework Tina Rzepnicki et al.
Soft Is Hardest: Leading for Learning in Child Protection Services Following a Child Fatality Andrew Turnell, Eileen Munro and Terry Murphy
Assessing the Organizational Social Context (OSC) of Child Welfare Systems: Implications for Research and Practice Charles Glisson, Philip Green and Nathaniel Williams
The Influence of Performance Measurement on Child Welfare Policy and Practice Clare Tilbury
From Menzies Lyth to Munro: The Problem of Managerialism Amanda Lees, Edgar Meyer and Jackie Rafferty
Making Sense of Complex Electronic Records: Socio-Technical Design in Social Care David Wastell and Sue White
Learning to Reduce Risk in Child Protection Eileen Munro
Reforming Child Welfare: An Integrated Approach Marie Connolly and Ray Smith

"This is a long-awaited publication on child maltreatment, including work by leading researchers in the field from various parts of the world, which thoroughly covers the causal risks, prevention and the possible responses to the issue."

Professor Yoko Kato
University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences, Japan

This three-volume set by two leaders in the field provides a comprehensive grounding in contemporary knowledge and practice for child protection work.  The volume brings together commentary on the latest evidence and debates about the nature of child maltreatment and how best to achieve children's safety and well-being. The set will be an invaluable resource for academics, policy makers, practitioners and students in the field of child protection.

Professor Karen Healy
School of Social Work and Human Services The University of Queensland

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ISBN: 9781473903944