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Abuse and Victimization across the Life Span : Contemporary Medicine and Public Health - Martha B. Straus

Abuse and Victimization across the Life Span

Contemporary Medicine and Public Health

By: Martha B. Straus (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 1990
ISBN: 9780801836374
Number Of Pages: 280
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Abuse and Victimization across the Life Span" addresses the problem of family violence from a developmental perspective. Rather than limiting the focus to a specific state of development, the book encourages professionals and students to consider the effects of violence on victims at all points in the life span, from infancy to late adulthood. For each period, chapters treat normal development, the effects of abuse on development, and strategies for change. The contributors also explore topics such as the criminalization of family violence, the abuse of disabled people, racial and ethnic factors in family violence, and the empowerment of battered women. Combining theoretical, empirical, and practical concerns, "Abuse and Victimization across the Life Span" is of importance to both researchers and practitioners.

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A state-of-the-art, well-referenced, and highly research-oriented collection of critical information written from a life span perspective. This is a text that delivers exactly what its title suggests, discussing, reviewing, describing, and proscribing abuse and victimization in terms of the life span. It examines the effects of family violence from infancy to late adulthood and explains the various critical considerations (psychological, physical, intellectual, and moral) that are developmentally important. Straus can be credited with excellent editorial skills as well as discrimination in her fine choice of exceptionally literate authors. Contemporary Psychology Contains a broad spectrum of information on abuse and victimization, and its excellent bibliography will provide readers interested in the subject with sources of further reading and research. Nursing Standard A conspicuously readable, interesting, and well-written account of the field of abuse and victimization with emphasis on specific problems as they develop. This book would be of assistance..to anyone dealing with abuse and victimization in a society where such behaviors are no longer unusual. American Journal of Psychiatry

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: Family Violence across the Life Spanp. 1
The Mother-Infant Tie: Of Bonding and Abusep. 9
The Maltreatment of Infantsp. 32
Childhood and Adolescence
The Interpersonal Legacy of Physical Abuse of Childrenp. 57
Sexual Abuse in the Lives of Childrenp. 82
Abused Adolescentsp. 107
How Normal Is Normal Development? Some Connections between Adult Development and the Roots of Abuse and Victimizationp. 127
Rape in Marriagep. 140
Surviving: Women's Strength through Connectionp. 153
Trauma in Men: Effects on Family Lifep. 170
Elder Abusep. 188
Special Topics
Physical Victimization across the Life Span: Recognition, Ethnicity, and Deterrencep. 203
Special Groups at Risk of Abuse: The Disabledp. 223
A Framework for Understanding and Empowering Battered Womenp. 240
The Treatment and Criminal Prosecution of Family Violencep. 254
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780801836374
ISBN-10: 0801836379
Series: Contemporary Medicine and Public Health
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st September 1990
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39