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Child Maltreatment : Theory and Research on the Causes and Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect - Dante Cicchetti

Child Maltreatment

Theory and Research on the Causes and Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect

By: Dante Cicchetti (Editor), Vicki Carlson (Editor)

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Published: 30th October 1989
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This important new volume provides a comprehensive account of the causes and consequences of child maltreatment from a developmental perspective. The chapters in the volume offer an historical and definitional context for future studies: What constitutes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse? What is child neglect and how has its definition changed over time? Why has the theory of the intergenerational transmission of maltreatment been overstated for so long? The heart of the volume lies in its careful description of well controlled research on the impact of maltreatment on the developmental process. Specific chapters address the effects of maltreatment on congitive, linguistic, social, and emotional development. Special attention is paid to age-specific deficits in social interaction, to parent-child interaction and attachment in the early years, and to peer relationships during later childhood and adolescence. The psychology of abusive and neglecting parents is also addressed. Who are the maltreating parents and how are they different from comparison parents? What are the conditions under which maltreatment recurs in subsequent generations? The volume concludes with a chapter on the processes at work in maltreatment can be applied to reducing the problem. Child Maltreatment will appeal to both researchers and clinicians in a range of disciplines including developmental and clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, pediatrics, sociology, and law, as well as to policymakers and students in all of these areas.

"Cicchetti and Carlson have assembled an important reference work that bridges the gap between the study of child maltreatment and child development. It is a necessary addition to the professional library of students of both topics." Richard J. Gelles, American Journal of Sociology

Preface
History And Denfinition
Definitional issues in child maltreatment
Physical child abuse in America: past, present, and future
Pediatrics and child abuse
Sexual abuse of children: causes and consequences
The intergenerational transmission of child abuse
Parental And Contextual Influences On Maltreatment
Lessons from child abuse: the determinants of parenting
The antecedents of maltreatment: results of the Mother-Child Interaction Research Project
Parental attributions as moderators of affective communication to children at risk for physical abuse
Perceived similarities and disagreements about childrearing practices in abusive and nonabusive families
Cognitive foundations for parental care
Intergenerational continuities and discontinuities in serious parenting difficulties
The construct of empathy and the phenomenon of physical maltreatment of children
The Developmental Consequences Of Child Maltreatment
ow research on child maltreatment has informed the study of child development: perspectives from developmental psychopathology
hild maltreatment and attachment theory
atterns of maternal behaviour among infants at risk for abuse: relations with infant attachment behaviour and infant development at 12 months of age
inding order in disorganization: lessons from research on maltreated infants' attachments to their caregivers
eer relations in maltreated children
he effects of maltreatment on development during early childhood: recent studies and their theoretical, clinical and policy implications
ocial cognition in maltreated children
he effects of maltreatment on the development of young children
roubled youth, troubled families: the dynamics of adolescent maltreatment
hild abuse, delinquency, and violent criminality
he prevention of maltreatment
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521379694
ISBN-10: 0521379695
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 816
Published: 30th October 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 1.12