Theories of Child Abuse and Neglect: Differential Perspectives, Summaries, and Evaluations


This book was prepared under the impetus of desperate need in academic institutions and clinical and social services for a comprehensive introduction to the diverse theories about child abuse and neglect etiologies. During the past three decades, professionals in different occupational fields have been actively involved in the identification, intervention, treatment, and prevention of child victimization and its detrimental consequences. This book describes, summarizes, and evaluates more than 40 of the theoretical viewpoints that have been proposed in the literature and used for clinical practice as well as academic research.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1991


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