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ERIC Number: EJ945446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0145-2134
Not All Bad Treatment Is Psychological Maltreatment
Garbarino, James
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v35 n10 p797-801 Oct 2011
One of the conceptual and definitional issues that has plagued the study of child maltreatment is the relationship between intention and outcome. This paper flows from the finding that the common developmentally destructive element in all forms of child maltreatment is psychological maltreatment, that the study of child abuse and neglect is the study of child maltreatment in a fundamental way. The key is to find a way to embrace the dynamic character of defining "psychological maltreatment," by creating and sustaining a model that locates that dynamic in the conceptual space between science and professional practice on the one hand, and culture and community norms on the other.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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