Child Abuse and Neglect Worldwide, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Jon R Conte
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  • ISBN-10: 144080091X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440800917
  • DDC: 362.76
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 856 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This riveting three-volume set examines classic, current, and emerging research on child neglect and abuse in countries all over the world, covering regions that include Africa, Asia, the Arab world, Latin America, Europe, and our own backyards and bedrooms in North America. The entries put maltreatment of children in the global spotlight and explain the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors for children in each setting, addressing the laws, social and cultural perceptions, and differences regarding child abuse and neglect worldwide. The chapters provide a glimpse into the historical and cultural context of abuse in regions of the world and identify the most ineffective as well as the most protective or promising responses to child maltreatment worldwide. Professionals from entry level to expert will find materials that will expand their understanding and practice with, and on behalf of, abused children and the adults in their lives.



  • Jon R Conte

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Defining and Measuring Child Maltreatment.
3: Cultural, Environmental, and Psychosocial Risk Factors for Child Maltreatment.
4: Child Sexual Abuse.
5: Child Physical Abuse.
6: What Do We Know about Child Neglect? A Global Perspective.
7: The Effects of Childhood Maltreatment and of Exposure to Early Toxic Stress.
8: Legal Responses to Child Maltreatment.
9: The Child's Right to Freedom from Violence: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and UNCRC General Comment 13.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume I Index.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: Child Maltreatment in North America: The United States and Canada.
2: Child Abuse in Europe.
3: Child Abuse and Child Protection in Latin America.
4: Burden of Child Abuse and Neglect with Special Reference to Sociolegal Measures: A Comparative Picture of India, the Philippines, and Japan.
5: Child Maltreatment and Protection in China.
6: Perspectives from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand.
7: Child Protection in the Arab Region: Situation Analysis and Recommendations.
8: Child Protection in the Sub-Saharan African Region.
9: A Global Perspective on Child Soldiering.
10: Far from Home: Child Welfare in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities.
11: The Silencing of Children in Australia.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume II Index.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: Multidisciplinary Response to Child Maltreatment: International Implementation of the Children's Advocacy Center Model.
2: The Medical Response to Child Maltreatment.
3: Law Enforcement Investigations Involving Child Maltreatment.
4: Relevant Child Protection and Mental Health Services for Families from Diverse Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds.
5: Nonabusive Caregivers of Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused.
6: Treating Childhood Trauma: Perspectives from Asian Medicine.
7: Supporting Children with Trauma through Arts and Movement.
8: The Prevention of Child Maltreatment and Neglect.
9: Childhood Trauma Worldwide.
Ending Thoughts.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume III Index.