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ERIC Number: ED234539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-27
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Preventing Emotional Disturbance in Abused and Neglected Children and Their Families through Early Intervention.
Feeney, Tawn R.
The paper examines the nature of child abuse and neglect, considers its effects on the emotional well being of the child, and describes treatment approaches. Emotional neglect is differentiated from emotional disturbance. Long-term effects of child maltreatment include irreversible physical damage to the central nervous system, emotional damage, psychological trauma, and variations in child development. Research is cited on 12 psychological characteristics of abuse/neglect, including failure to thrive, neurological dysfunction, impaired speech and language, hyperactivity, withdrawal, socially deviant tendencies, learning disability, and suicide. Intervention and treatment for the infant and preschool child are explored, including therapeutic preschools, crisis intervention, foster care, parent education and psychotherapy, and self-help and support groups. Signs of change for children (such as increased attention spans and increased interest in people) and parents (improved self-image and friendship) are pointed out. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A