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Child Maltreatment

Child Maltreatment
An Introduction

Third Edition

July 2012 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Child Maltreatment, Third Edition, by Cindy Miller-Perrin and Robin Perrin, is a thoroughly updated new edition of the first textbook for undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in this field. The text is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to child maltreatment by disseminating current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. By helping students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment, the authors hope to further our understanding of how to treat child maltreatment victims and how to prevent future child maltreatment.

1. History and Definitions of Child Maltreatment
2. The Study of Child Maltreatment: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
3. Child Physical Abuse
4. Child Sexual Abuse
5. Child Neglect
6. Child Psychological Maltreatment
7. Additional Forms of Child Maltreatment
8. Key Issues in Responding to Child Maltreatment
9. Controversial Issues in the Study of Child Maltreatment
10. What You Can Do to Help
Appendix: Resources for Individuals and Organizations Addressing Child Maltreatment
About the Authors


Instructor Teaching Site
The Instructor Teaching Site includes:

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This is a very informative book that would supplement teaching at level 3. In my opinion I feel that this book would be best geared towards a level 5 student - HNC/D

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
February 17, 2013

This is a useful book for anyone that comes into contact with children. It is easy to read with clear definitions of how children can be mistreated.

Mrs Julie Tweedlie
HCES, Northumbria University
November 20, 2012

New instructor - new perspective for the syllabus.

Mrs Michele Ury Foist
Social Work Division, University of Wyoming
October 30, 2012

good text book, interesting ideas and easy to read

Miss Anita Ganday
Children In Care, Nottingham City Council
September 20, 2012

Very current, topical and detailed. An excellent all round text book

Ms Lizz Hough
Children Family and Community, University of Central Lancashire
September 14, 2012

meet need

Professor Harold Johnson
Counslng Ed Psych Spec Ed Dept, Michigan State University
May 30, 2012

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