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Monica L. McCoy is a professor of psychology at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Stefanie M. Keen is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Child abuse and neglect are examined in this new edition -- 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 integrated throughout:

  • Focus on Research boxes provide an in-depth look at research or methodologies.
  • Case Examples and Debates encourage discussion about the gray areas in the field.
  • Legal Examples and Focus on Law sections explain judicial rulings including guides for locating relevant state statutes.
  • Discussion questions promote dialogue and deepen understanding of the material.
  • Bold faced key terms defined when first introduced also appear in the book's glossary.
  • Conclusions and Definitions help students focus on the key concepts introduced in each chapter.

The new edition also includes the following features:

  • A thorough updating of the citations and state and federal laws, along with the latest statistics on incidence and prevalence based on the new National Incidence Study NIS-4.
  • A new chapter on resiliency (Chapter 10) and more discussion of resilience in the face of maltreatment in the chapters on types of abuse (Chapters 4–9) provide a better understanding of why some children thrive despite experiencing maltreatment.
  • New "Profiles" boxes that feature information about graduate training in child maltreatment, descriptions of jobs in the field, or biographies of people who work in the field to increase students‘ awareness of possible career opportunities.
  • Web-based instructor and student resources including PowerP...


ISBN 9781848726055
Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
Format Hardcover
Pages 408
Publisher Date 2013-11-29 00:00:00.0
Publisher Psychology Pr
Copyright Year 2014
Height 10.0 in
Wdth 7.25 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 2.12 lb
Language English
Edition Number 2
Audience College/higher education
Authors McCoy, Monica L.
Country of Origin United States

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