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Handbook of Child Abuse Research and Treatment : Issues in Clinical Child Psychology - John R. Lutzker

Handbook of Child Abuse Research and Treatment

Issues in Clinical Child Psychology

By: John R. Lutzker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1997
ISBN: 9780306456596
Number Of Pages: 596

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Child abuse and neglect (CAN) came to the forefront in the 1960s. At first, theories were spun, usually dealing with the intrapsychic reasons why a parent might en- gage in such terrible behavior. The 1970s brought theory that tended to deal in- creasingly with sociocultural and ecological explanations forCAN.Itwas not until the 1980s and 1990s, however, thattreatment strategies, research, and legal issues emerged. This book represents a state-of-the-art compilation from the leading figures of today's work in theory, research, and treatment. In addition, this volume presents treatises on cultural issues in CAN,youth violence,sexual abuse, and child devel- opmental factors in CAN. The topics covered in this book are based upon empirical research. Although CANhas been professionally discussed since the 1960s,empiricallybased work in the field has been somewhat scarce. Thus, this volume fills a void. It is hoped that this book can be used as a text and reference source for many disciplines. It should be useful in psychology, psychiatry, social work, public health, pediatrics, child development and early childhood education, and law. My own work in CANbegan in 1979. Since then,I have been involved in two large-scale research and service projects aimed at the treatment and prevention of CAN. I have found that the problem appears treatable and preventableif the ap- propriate resources are available. ifthe services and research are properly evalu- ated, and if staff are trained to measurable performance criteria. Again, this empirical bias can be seen throughout the volume.

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`While no single volume can address all the factors involved, this collection provides a foundation for understanding the available literature, an overview of ares insufficiently covered, directions for future research, and mechanisms for assessing extant models of abuse..... it is recommended for practitioners at all levels, and is likely to be a catalyst for additional reading. The book's promotion of a standard of empirically informed, accountable practice is admirable..' Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health, (March 1999) `... fine book. If you want a fair description of most of what is, or should be, practiced ... this book is for you. Certainly, graduate courses, seminars, clinical workshops or reading lists in fields related to child maltreatment would benefit greatly from its wealth of cogent information and recommendations.' Child & Family Behavior Therapy (1999)

The Current Status of Etiological Theories in Intrafamilial Child Maltreatmentp. 3
Balancing Rights and Responsibilities: Legal Perspectives on Child Maltreatmentp. 31
How Good Does a Parent Have to Be? Issues and Examples Associated with Empirical Assessments of Parenting Adequacy in Cases of Child Abuse and Neglectp. 53
Assessment Issues in Child Abuse Evaluationsp. 75
Methodological Issues in Child Maltreatment Researchp. 117
Implementing and Evaluating an Individualized Behavioral Intervention Program for Maltreatment Families: Clinical and Research Issuesp. 133
Integration of Research and Treatmentp. 159
Parent Training with Low-Income Families: Promoting Parental Engagement through a Collaborative Approachp. 183
Community-Based Partnership-Directed Research: Actualizing Community Strengths to Treat Child Victims of Physical Abuse and Neglectp. 213
An Ecobehavioral Model for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect: History and Applicationsp. 239
Dealing with Child Abuse and Neglect within a Comprehensive Family-Support Programp. 267
Holistic Injury Preventionp. 291
Breaking the Cycle: A Culturally Sensitive Violence Prevention Program for African-American Children and Adolescentsp. 319
Prevention during Adolescence: The Youth Relationships Projectp. 341
Parenting Issues and Interventions with Adolescent Mothersp. 357
Contributions of Parent Training to Child Welfare: Early History and Current Thoughtsp. 377
Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Implications and Interventionsp. 401
The Importance of Matching Educational Interventions to Parent Needs in Child Maltreatment: Issues, Methods, and Recommendationsp. 421
Enhancing Treatment Adherence, Social Validity, and Generalization of Parent-Training Interventions with Physically Abusive and Neglectful Familiesp. 449
Sexual Abuse of Children: Assessment, Research, and Treatmentp. 475
School-Based Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs: Questions, Answers, and More Questionsp. 501
Implications for Child Abuse and Neglect Interventions from Early Educational Interventionsp. 519
Addressing Current and Planning for Future Ethical Issues in Child Maltreatment Research: Professional and Policy Ethical Decision Makingp. 543
Child Abuse and Neglect: Weaving Theory, Research, and Treatment in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 561
Author Indexp. 571
Subject Indexp. 591
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ISBN: 9780306456596
ISBN-10: 0306456591
Series: Issues in Clinical Child Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 596
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 3.06