Health Reference: Child Abuse Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815254
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815254
  • DDC: 362.76
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over three million cases of child abuse or neglect are reported annually. Child maltreatment can create visible welts, bruises, and broken bones, or it can be invisible, producing deep emotional scars and life-long mental health challenges. This new fourth edition provides updated information about the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children, as well as child neglect. Facts about child protective services and interventions by the court system are included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Child Maltreatment.
1: Defining Child Maltreatment.
2: Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.
3: Child Abuse Statistics.
4: When Children Are Exposed to Violence.
5: Child Exploitation.
6: Sexual Exploitation of Children.
7: Sibling Abuse.
8: Bullying.
9: Long-Term Effects and Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children.
10: Physical Abuse of Children.
11: Abusive Head Trauma.
12: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome.
13: Sexual Abuse of Children.
14: Incest.
15: Teen Dating Abuse.
16: Statutory Rape.
17: When Your Child Is Sexually Abused.
18: Extraterritorial Sexual Exploitation of Children.
Child Neglect and Emotional Abuse.
19: Child Neglect.
20: Neglect of Children's Health Care.
21: Educational Neglect and Truancy.
22: Emotional Abuse of Children.
23: Coping with an Alcoholic Parent.
24: Abusive Relationships.
25: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Bullying.
26: Technology and Abuse.
27: International Parental Kidnapping.
28: Childhood Maltreatment among Children with Disabilities.
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
29: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Survivors.
30: Early Life Stress and Adult CFS.
31: Factors Affecting the Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect.
32: Reactions to Trauma in Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
Child Abuse Preventions, Interventions, and Treatments.
33: Child Abuse Prevention Strategies.
34: Child Maltreatment Prevention Initiatives.
35: Infant Safe Haven Laws.
36: Sex Offender Registries and Community Notice Programs.
37: Reporting Child Abuse.
38: Professionals Who Are Required to Report Child Abuse and Neglect.
39: Parent Education on Strengthening Family and Reducing Risk of Maltreatment.
40: Legal Interventions in Suspected Child Abuse Cases.
41: Therapy Options for Children Impacted by Abuse.
Parenting Issues and Child Abuse Risks.
42: Family Matters and Child Abuse Risk.
43: Parental Substance Abuse and Child Abuse Risks.
44: Disciplining Your Child.
45: Improving Parenting Skills.
46: Foster Care and Adoption.
47: Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused.
Additional Help and Information.
48: Glossary of Terms Related to Child Abuse.
49: Where to Report Child Abuse.
50: Directory of Organizations Dedicated to Promoting Healthy Families.