ERIC Number: ED182907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
A Review of the Child Abuse Literature.
The paper presents a review of the literature on physical child abuse. Aspects covered include the history of child abuse, incidence and statistics, definitions, improved reporting and detection systems, the physician's role, informing the public, child abuse theories, potential for abuse in the parent, the child's own contribution to his or her abuse, the role of crises and stress situations in bringing about abuse, and treatment and psychotherapy. (DLS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A