Child abuse and neglect are examined in this new book - the latest research, what it entails, and how to recognize and report it. Federal law mandates the reporting of suspected child maltreatment by many professionals. This book will appeal to thos......more
Child abuse and neglect are examined in this new book - the latest research, what it entails, and how to recognize and report it. Federal law mandates the reporting of suspected child maltreatment by many professionals. This book will appeal to those who one day find themselves in the role of a mandated reporter.
Engaging learning tools are sprinkled throughout:
The book opens with the background on child maltreatment including its history, an overview of the research, and the risk factors. Details about mandated reporting are also explored. Different forms of maltreatment - physical abuse, neglect, psychological maltreatment, sexual abuse, fetal abuse, and Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome - are then examined. Incidence estimates and consequences for each type of maltreatment are provided. Legal issues including forensic interviewing are then reviewed. The book concludes with an example of what happens to a child after a report is filed along with suggestions for preventing child maltreatment.
Intended as a text for courses in Child Abuse and Neglect taught in departments of psychology, human development, education, social work, and medicine, this book will also be an invaluable resource to workers who are mandated reporters of child maltreatment and/or anyone interested in the problem.
Monica L. McCoy is an associate professor of psychology at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. She received her Ph.D. in Experimental/Developmental Psychology, with a minor in Statistics, from the University of Wyoming. Dr. McCoy's research focuses on determining what factors impact juror decisions in child maltreatment cases and she currently teaches a course on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Stefanie M. Keen is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University. Dr Keen is currently engaged in a research program related to the psychological effects of traumatic stress including child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and military-related trauma and she currently teaches an undergraduate course on Child Abuse and Neglect.
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