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Psychological Maltreatment of Children

Psychological Maltreatment of Children

Volume: 4
Other Titles in:
Child Psychological Abuse

136 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Psychological maltreatment is probably the most common form of child abuse. Not only is it a type of maltreatment existing in its own right, but also is imbedded in and interacts with all other forms of child abuse and neglect.

This book is a brief introduction to the psychological maltreatment of children and youth for mental health professionals, child welfare specialists, and other professionals involved with research, education, practice, and policy development in child maltreatment. The book's objectives are to define, outline theories, and describe the effects of psychological maltreatment, as well as to examine this form of abuse as a social problem. It also covers assessment, prevention, and treatment strategies and shows how to analyze a case of child psychological maltreatment.

1. Psychological Maltreatment Definitions and Meanings
2. Known and Probable Effects of Psychological Maltreatment
3. The Prevalence of Psychological Maltreatment
4. Assessment of Psychological Maltreatment
5. Interventions with Child Victims and Maltreating Families
6. Psychological Maltreatment

Nelson J Binggeli

Stuart N. Hart

Marla Ruth Brassard