ERIC Number: EJ836110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Understanding and Treating Children Who Experience Interpersonal Maltreatment: Empirical Findings
Lawson, David M.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n2 p204-215 Spr 2009
Child maltreatment (CM) is a major health problem in U. S. society, with 872,000 substantiated cases reported in 2004 and unofficial rates ranging from 2 to 10 million cases per year. Depending on the severity, CM can negatively affect a child's physical, emotional, and psychological functioning and development immediately following an abuse incident or incidents; in severe cases, it can affect adult functioning. The author examines the empirically supported research related to the incidence, consequences, treatment effectiveness, and models of treatment for CM.
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Research, Incidence, Children, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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