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<p>Praise for the <em>First Edition</em>:</p><p><em>"Child Maltreatment: An Introduction is the only textbook currently available that is suitable for undergraduate students and provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of child abuse and neglect.... Miller-Perrin and Perrin should be commended for their success." </em></p><p class="ra_box">-June Madsen Clausen, <em>University of San Francisco</em></p><p>Thoroughly updated and expanded, the Second Edition of Child Maltreatment: An Introduction disseminates current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. Uniquely offering both a psychological and sociological focus, this core text helps students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment. </p><p>New to the Second Edition: <br /></p><ul><li>Presents informal interviews with prominent professionals in the field of child maltreatment to help prepare students for related careers </li><li>Provides several new chapters, including separate chapters on psychological maltreatment and child neglect, controversial issues in the field, key child welfare and legal issues, and practice and policy considerations </li><li>Offers expanded coverage within chapters to address contemporary issues such as Internet exploitation, bullying, and the psychological impact on professionals </li><li>Features enhanced pedagogy, including chapter summaries, supplemental text boxes, case studies, an informative appendix, and a glossary</li></ul><p>Instructor's Resources on CD:<br />Instructor's Resources on CD, including a test bank and much more, are available to qualified adopters of Child Maltreatment, Second Edition. </p><p>Intended Audience:<br />This is an ideal core text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying family violence, child maltreatment, family sociology, child welfare, and social work in the departments of Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Social Work, Criminology, and Education.</p>

Book News Annotation:

This volume is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying family violence, child maltreatment, family sociology, child welfare, and social work in the departments of psychology, counseling, sociology, social work, criminology and education. The authors (Pepperdine U.) discuss child maltreatment through both a sociology and psychology perspective, illuminating issues of definition, prevalence, treatment, policy, and prevention. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and a summary. New chapters in this second edition cover key issues in responding to child maltreatment, controversial issues, important theoretical and methodological issues in child advocacy, and specific steps that students can take to take an active role in child protection.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This volume is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying family violence, child maltreatment, family sociology, child welfare, and social work in the departments of psychology, counseling, sociology, social work, criminology and education. The authors (Pepperdine U.) discuss child maltreatment through both a sociology and psychology perspective, illuminating issues of definition, prevalence, treatment, policy, and prevention. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and a summary. New chapters in this second edition cover key issues in responding to child maltreatment, controversial issues, important theoretical and methodological issues in child advocacy, and specific steps that students can take to take an active role in child protection. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Thoroughly updated and expanded, the Second Edition of Child Maltreatment: An Introduction disseminates current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. Uniquely offering both a psychological and sociological focus, this core text helps students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment.

Synopsis:

Child Maltreatment is the first textbook designed for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in this field. Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to child maltreatment, this well-written volume disseminates current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. By helping students more fully understand the etiology, prevalence, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment, the authors hope to help prevent future violence against children. The extensive range of topics includes child sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, child neglect, and the effects on children who witness violence.

The focus is on abuse perpetrated by family members and nonfamily intimates--the most frequent perpetrators — as well as children abused by strangers. Cindy L. Miller-Perrin and Robin D. Perrin enliven the strong scientific footing by incorporating contemporary cases captured by the media, interviews with experts in the field, and both section as well as chapter summaries. This volume also includes:

 Extensive reference section and detailed index

 Appendix of resources concerned with child maltreatment

 Related readings for victims, professionals, and others

 Interviews with experts in the field of child maltreatment

 Boxed inserts

 High-profile case studies

 Instructor's manual

An instructor's manual for Child Maltreatment is available on request and adoption of the text and includes a test bank of multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions. In addition, chapter outlines and an extensive annotated listing of appropriate current films and videotapes along with orderinginformation are featured.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781412926683
Publisher:
Sage Publications (CA)
Subject:
United states
Editor:
Miller-Perrin, Cindy L.
Editor:
Perrin, Robin D.
Author:
Miller-Perrin, Cindy L.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Abuse - Child Abuse
Subject:
Child abuse -- United States.
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Number:
2
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.90x6.98x.95 in. 1.86 lbs.

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Product details 496 pages Sage Publications - English 9781412926683 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thoroughly updated and expanded, the Second Edition of Child Maltreatment: An Introduction disseminates current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. Uniquely offering both a psychological and sociological focus, this core text helps students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment.
"Synopsis" by , Child Maltreatment is the first textbook designed for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in this field. Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to child maltreatment, this well-written volume disseminates current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. By helping students more fully understand the etiology, prevalence, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment, the authors hope to help prevent future violence against children. The extensive range of topics includes child sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, child neglect, and the effects on children who witness violence.

The focus is on abuse perpetrated by family members and nonfamily intimates--the most frequent perpetrators — as well as children abused by strangers. Cindy L. Miller-Perrin and Robin D. Perrin enliven the strong scientific footing by incorporating contemporary cases captured by the media, interviews with experts in the field, and both section as well as chapter summaries. This volume also includes:

 Extensive reference section and detailed index

 Appendix of resources concerned with child maltreatment

 Related readings for victims, professionals, and others

 Interviews with experts in the field of child maltreatment

 Boxed inserts

 High-profile case studies

 Instructor's manual

An instructor's manual for Child Maltreatment is available on request and adoption of the text and includes a test bank of multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions. In addition, chapter outlines and an extensive annotated listing of appropriate current films and videotapes along with orderinginformation are featured.

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