Child Maltreatment: Expanding Our Concept of Helping

Synopsis

Recognizing child maltreatment as a complex phenomenon requiring multifaceted responses, this volume provides a current and comprehensive assessment of the problem, and argues for an expanded conception of helping on the part of those who work with maltreated children, their families, and their communities. Contributions follow a general outline that addresses current theory and models of practice, and empirical knowledge regarding the problem, intervention, and outcomes.

Presenting and up-to- date and encompassing view of how to combat child abuse and neglect, this book discusses the concerns of service providers as well as academics. All the prevalent ways of responding to child maltreatment are addressed, and each is discussed in terms of theory, implementation and evidence for its effectiveness.

For use as an undergraduate or graduate level text for courses in child welfare, sociology, family studies, and community psychology. This text would also be insightful for professionals, academics, and policymakers concerned with child welfare.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michael Rothery
  • Betty Blythe
  • Vanessa Hodges
  • Neil Guterman
  • Don M. Fuchs
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Hillsdale, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1990