ERIC Number: ED400040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Spectrum of Child Abuse: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention. Brunner/Mazel Basic Principles into Practice Series, Volume 8.
Oates, R. Kim
This book is intended to provide an overview of current knowledge about child abuse rather than a focus on one particular professional viewpoint or facet of the problem. Introductory and concluding chapters address the definition of child abuse and neglect, why it occurs, and what happens to abused children. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 explore physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect, looking at the historical awareness of these problems, their incidence and epidemiology, contributing factors, assessment, treatment, and prevention. Case studies of various intervention strategies and research findings from around the world are included. The book also provides a list of journals, books, and organizations that can be used as resources on this topic. Contains approximately 212 references. (WJC)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Crisis Intervention, Cross Cultural Studies, Emotional Abuse, Incidence, Prevention, Rehabilitation, Sexual Abuse
Brunner/Mazel, Inc., 19 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003.
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - General
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