Child Abuse Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

  • Valarie Juntenen
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  • ISBN-10: 0780812786
  • ISBN-13: 9780780812789
  • DDC: 362.76
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Maltreatment of children and adolescents occurs in all races, economic levels, religions, family structures, and communities. In the United States, more than one child in every hundred experiences neglect or abuse each year, with nearly 80% of the perpetrators being a parent of the victim. The national Administration on Children, Youth, and Families states that "abuse and neglect can have consequences for children, families, and society that last lifetimes, if not generations." To avoid the harm caused by child abuse and neglect, research has shown that parents and caregivers need support from family, friends, and community to help them provide safe and healthy homes for their children. CHILD ABUSE SOURCEBOOK, Second Edition provides updated information about neglect and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children and adolescents. These include abusive head trauma, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, corporal punishment, bullying, aggression through technology, child exploitation, teen dating abuse, and parental substance abuse. Guidelines are provided on how to report abuse and who must report abuse. Information about the legal protections available through Child Protective Services, the court system, foster care, and adoption is described. Abuse prevention programs that provide education, respite and crisis care, and support groups for children, teens, adults, and communities are presented. A section on strategies for positive parenting discusses child discipline, anger management, leaving children home alone, and helping children who have been sexually abused. A glossary of related terms and directories of additional resources are also included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Child Maltreatment.
2: Defining Child Maltreatment.
3: Infant Maltreatment and Death.
4: Child Abuse Statistics.
5: When Children Are Exposed to Violence.
6: Child Exploitation.
7: Abuse by Other Children.
8: Bullying.
9: Long-Term Effects and Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect.
10: Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children.
11: Physical Abuse of Children.
12: Abusive Head Trauma.
13: Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome.
14: Sexual Abuse of Children.
15: Incest.
16: Teen Dating Abuse.
17: Statutory Rape.
18: Child Neglect and Emotional Abuse.
19: Child Neglect.
20: Medical Neglect.
21: Educational Neglect and Truancy.
22: Emotional Abuse of Children.
23: Technology and Abuse.
24: What Every Parent Should Know about Athlete Abuse.
25: Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
26: Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
27: Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
28: Reactions to Trauma in Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
29: Mental Health Issues in Adult Survivors of Child Abuse.
30: Child Abuse Preventions, Interventions, and Treatments.
31: Child Abuse Prevention Strategies.
32: Safe Haven Laws.
33: Sex Offender Registries and Community Notice Programs.
34: Reporting Child Abuse.
35: Professionals Who Are Required to Report Child Abuse and Neglect.
36: The Role of Educators in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect.
37: Legal Interventions in Suspected Child Abuse Cases.
38: Therapy Options for Children Impacted by Abuse.
39: Therapy Options for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse.
40: Parenting Issues and Child Abuse Risks.
41: Family Matters and Child Abuse Risk.
42: Parental Substance Abuse and Child Abuse Risks.
43: Corporal Punishment.
44: Improving Parenting Skills.
45: Foster Care and Adoption.
46: Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused.
47: Additional Help and Information.
48: Glossary of Terms Related to Child Abuse.
49: Where to Report Child Abuse.
50: A Directory of Organizations Dedicated to Promoting Healthy Families.