Handbook of Child Maltreatment
This Handbook examines core questions still remaining in the field of child maltreatment. It addresses major challenges in child maltreatment work, starting with the question of what child abuse and neglect is exactly. It then goes on to examine why maltreatment occurs and what its consequences are. Next, it turns to prevention, treatment and intervention, as well as legal perspectives. The book studies the issue from the perspective of the broader international and cross-cultural human experience. Its aim is to review what is known, but even more importantly, to examine what remains to be known to make progress in helping abused children, their families, and their communities.
Is the second in a new, dynamic and ongoing series on the extremely important topic of child maltreatmentExamines the many challenges posed by the complexity of child abuse and neglectGives readers insight into the current state of the issues as well as future directions