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Title:
Child abuse sourcebook : basic consumer health information about the maltreatment of children, including statistics, risk factors, symptoms, therapies, and the long-term consequences of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect, featuring facts about Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), abusive head trauma, corporal punishment, parental substance abuse, incest, and child exploitation ...
Author:
Shannon, Joyce Brennfleck.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xvi, 631 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
From the Publisher: Omnigraphics' Health Reference Series is designed for the general reader seeking guidance on how to avoid serious illness by following preventive lifestyles and recognizing early warning signs. It also supports the layperson who has received a diagnosis of a serious disease or disorder as well as the family member or nonprofessional caregiver who must learn to care and to cope with the illness. Each volume in the series deals comprehensively with a particular area of medical concern and contains material found in publications issued by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies and associations. Nowhere else can general readers find this information conveniently collected, coordinated, and indexed in book form. Maltreatment of children and adolescents occurs in all races, economic levels, religions, family structures, and communities. In the United States, more than one child in every hundred experiences neglect or abuse each year, with nearly 80% of the perpetrators being a parent of the victim. The national Administration on Children, Youth, and Families states that "abuse and neglect can have consequences for children, families, and society that last lifetimes, if not generations." To avoid the harm caused by child abuse and neglect, research has shown that parents and caregivers need support from family, friends, and community to help them provide safe and healthy homes for their children. Child Abuse Sourcebook, Second Edition provides updated information about neglect and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children and adolescents. These include abusive head trauma, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, corporal punishment, bullying, aggression through technology, child exploitation, teen dating abuse, and parental substance abuse. Guidelines are provided on how to report abuse and who must report abuse. Information about the legal protections available through Child Protective Services, the court system, foster care, and adoption is described. Abuse prevention programs that provide education, respite and crisis care, and support groups for children, teens, adults, and communities are presented. A section on strategies for positive parenting discusses child discipline, anger management, leaving children home alone, and helping children who have been sexually abused. A glossary of related terms and directories of additional resources are also included.
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt. 1: Child maltreatment. Child abuse and neglect defined ; Recognizing child abuse and neglect: signs and symptoms ; Risk and protective factors for child abuse and neglect ; Child maltreatment statistics ; Cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States ; Impact of child neglect ; Maltreatment of infants ; Maltreatment of children with disabilities ; Long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect ; Effects of childhood stress on health across the lifespan ; Parental substance abuse as child maltreatment ; Co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse and neglect ; Legacy of childhood maltreatment and foster care experience -- Pt. 2: Physical and emotional abuse of children. Child physical abuse ; Medical evaluation of physical abuse in children ; Abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) ; Munchausen by proxy syndrome ; Corporal punishment and child abuse ; Emotional abuse of children ; Harassment and abuse in youth sports ; Children who bully ; Youth violence ; Youth and aggression through technology ; Teen dating abuse -- Pt. 3: Sexual abuse of children. Child sexual abuse ; Warning signs of child sexual abuse ; Incest: sexual abuse within the family ; Sexual abuse by educators and school staff ; Children and adolescents who sexually abuse other children ; Online exploitation and abuse of children and youth ; Female genital mutilation -- Pt. 4: Intervention and treatments for child maltreatment. Helping children who are experiencing abuse or neglect ; Legislation regarding child maltreatment ; Reporting child abuse and neglect ; How the child welfare system works ; Kinship caregivers and the child welfare system ; Child Protective Services (CPS) ; Child neglect assessment and interventions ; Children's advocacy centers ; Working with the courts in child protection ; Foster care and adoption ; Family reunification: what the evidence shows ; Going to a therapist: information for children and teens ; Therapy models for families impacted by child abuse ; Child physical and sexual abuse: guidelines for treatment ; Help for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse ; Help for substance-involved parents and the children in their care -- Pt. 5: Preventing child maltreatment. Preventing child abuse and neglect ; Four strategies for preventing child sexual abuse ; Preventing child sexual abuse within youth-serving organizations ; Respite and crisis care can prevent child maltreatment ; Home visiting programs that reduce child maltreatment ; Parent mutual self-help support groups ; Parent education that helps prevent child maltreatment ; Protect your family from sex offenders in your community -- Pt. 6: Strategies for positive parenting ; Age-appropriate guidelines for child discipline ; Anger management tips for parents ; Fostering good sportsmanship in children ; Leaving your child home alone ; What to do if your child is being bullied ; Protecting your child from electronic aggression ; Parenting a child who has been sexually abused ; Parents can help children cope with violence -- Pt. 7: Additional help and information. Glossary of terms related to child abuse and neglect ; State telephone numbers for reporting child abuse and neglect ; Organizations with information for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse ; Organizations with information and referrals for adults and juveniles with sexual behavior problems ; Directory of child abuse prevention organizations.
ISBN:
9780780810372
Format :
Book