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Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

Seventh Edition

Cynthia Crosson-Tower

 

Basic Approach:

This best-selling text offers a comprehensive look at child maltreatment, incorporating history, case vignettes, and the author's own experience as a child protection worker.

 

The author covers the history of child welfare, gives an overview of functional and dysfunctional families, and contrasts healthy child development with development hampered by abuse and neglect.  In addition, Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect explains case management procedures and focuses on how various professionals become involved in the child protection process and how treatment is undertaken.  The text concludes with a discussion of prevention and a consideration of the future.

 

New to this edition:

  • Revised chapters on child sexual abuse reflect the latest theories regarding perpetration.
  • New sections have been added on resiliency and on juvenile sexual offenders.
  • New sections discussing topics of recent concern such as abuse by clergy and the crisis in the Roman Catholic Church, the use of multidisciplinary teams, and children witnessing domestic violence.
  • New material on child resiliency helps students focus on the deficit in parent functioning, as well as how a child’s strengths can be developed to achieve a better prognosis.

What reviewers are saying:

 “I found the Crosson-Tower text to be superior in both breadth and depth of the topics covered. Combined with the positive responses I have received from my students I would not consider using any other text.” ---  William M. McGuigan, Pennsylvania State University

 

 

 “This text provides a wealth of useful information.  Many of the students advise me that they will not return or sell back their books at the end of the quarter because it is a good reference for them while they are working within their profession.”   -- Theresa Johnson, Ohio University

 

 

 “This text is easily readable, and it clearly presents a basic overview of child welfare issues.  Clarity is one of the greatest strengths of the book, as is the broad range of the discussion on child welfare topics.”   --- Toni Chance, University of Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

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Synopsis:

This best-selling text offers a comprehensive look at child maltreatment, incorporating history, case vignettes, and the author's own experience as a child protection worker.

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  • More emphasis on abuse by clergy, particularly the recent crisis in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Current research and new material update sections relating to reporting laws and using multidisciplinary teams for intervention and treatment.
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Table of Contents

Preface   

Assessing Websites    

 

Chapter 1    The Maltreatment of Children from a Historical Perspective

Children as Property   

Issues of Life and Death   

Issues of Dependence   

Issues of Discipline   

Child Labor   

Sexual Values, Attitudes, and Exploitation   

Early History   

The Nineteenth Century   

The Twentieth Century   

The Incest Taboo   

History   

Reasons for Taboo   

Legal and Social Prohibition  

Recent History of Helping the Abused and Neglected Child   

Further Efforts on Behalf of Children   

Professional Awareness and Response to the Movement to Protect Children and Families   

Child Protection Today   

Current Framework   

The Role of Child Protective Services   

Child Rearing, Maltreatment, and Public Opinion   

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Endnotes   

Web Exploration   

References   

Chapter 2    The Family: Roles, Responsibilities, and Rights   

The Definition and Function of the Family   

The Family as a System   

Subsystems and Boundaries   

Roles   

Communication   

Bonding and Attachment   

Rituals   

Minority Family Systems   

African American Families   

Hispanic American Families   

Asian and Pacific Island Families   

Native American Families   

Family Problems and Dysfunction   

The Family and Child Maltreatment   

Parents' Rights   

Children's Rights   

Impact on the Child Protection Movement   

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References    

 

Chapter 3    Maltreatment and the Developing Child   

Developmental Stages   

Pregnancy and Birth   

Birth to One Year   

One to Four Years   

Four to Eight Years   

Eight to Twelve Years   

Adolescence   

Development, Maltreatment and Resiliency   

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References   

 

Chapter 4    The Neglect of Children   

The Neglect of the Concept of Neglect   

Definition and Measurement of Neglect   

Causes of Neglect   

Economic Causes   

Ecological Causes   

Societal Causes   

Individual Causes   

Problems in Intervention   

Neglected Children   

Symptoms and Effects of Neglect   

Neglectful Parents   

Efforts to Explain the Behavior of Neglectful Parents   

Substance-Abusing Families   

Domestic Violence and Neglect   

Plight of the Parent and the Social Worker   

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References    

Chapter 5    The Physical Abuse of Children   

Causes of Physical Abuse   

Interactional Variables   

Environmental/Life Stress Variables   

Social/Cultural/Economic Variables   

Risk Assessment and Physical Abuse   

Child Risk Factors   

Parental Risk Factors   

Family System Risk Factors   

Symptoms of Physical Abuse   

Physical Symptoms   

Behavioral Indications of Abuse   

Abusive Parents   

Parents' Unlearned Tasks from Childhood   

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy   

Abusive Parents and Adolescents   

Domestic Violence and Other Abuse within the Family   

Domestic Violence   

Abuse by Siblings   

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Endnote   

Web Exploration   

References    

Chapter 6    The Sexual Abuse of Children   

Two Groups' Approaches to Child Sexual Abuse   

Child Protection Movement   

Feminist Movement   

Definition of Child Sexual Abuse   

Types of Sexual Abuse   

Intrafamilial Abuse   

Extrafamilial Abuse   

The Progression of Sexual Abuse   

Engagement Phases   

Sexual Interaction and Secrecy Phases   

Disclosure Phase   

Suppression Phase   

Incidence of Sexual Abuse   

Studies of Abuse   

Influence of Reporting on Statistics   

False Allegations Movement   

Profile of the Abused Child   

Children at Risk   

Female Victims   

Male Victims   

Degree of Trauma   

Profile of the Perpetrator   

Multifactor Theories   

Single-Factor Theories   

Process Models   

Who Become Perpetrators?   

Female Abusers   

Juvenile Sexual Offenders   

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References   

 

Chapter 7    Incest: Familial Abuse   

Incest as a Problem Today   

Societal Contributions to Incest   

Father-Daughter Incest   

Family Patterns   

Profiles of the Family   

Father-Son Incest   

Family Dynamics   

Effects of Father-Son Incest   

Mother-Daughter Incest   

Family Dynamics   

Effects of Mother-Daughter Incest   

Mother-Son Incest   

Family Dynamics   

Effects of Mother-Son Incest   

Brother-Sister Incest   

Family Dynamics   

Effects of Brother-Sister Incest   

Homosexual Sibling Incest   

Incest with Uncles, Grandfathers, and Cousins   

Why Incest Stops   

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References    

Chapter 8    Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse, Misuse, and Exploitation   

Dynamics and Characteristics of Sexual Abuse outside the Family   

Pedophilia   

Pederasty   

Technophilia   

Sexual Abuse by Clergy   

Motivation of Perpetrators   

Crisis in the Catholic Church   

Impact on Victims   

Addressing Clerical Perpetrators  

Sexual Abuse in Day-Care Settings   

Types of Day-Care Abuse   

Reactions and Resulting Changes   

Sex Rings   

Child Pornography   

Child Prostitution   

Profiles of Prostitutes   

Missing Children   

Summary   

Endnote   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References    

Chapter 9    Psychological Maltreatment of Children   

Psychological Maltreatment Defined   

The Roots of Psychological Maltreatment   

Characteristics of the Psychologically Maltreated Child   

Family Dynamics   

Difficulty in Detecting and Treating Psychological Abuse   

Ritualistic Abuse   

Summary  

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References    

Chapter  10 Intervention: Reporting and Investigation   

Culturally Sensitive Intervention 

The Intervention Process   

Reporting   

Investigating and Validating  

Home Visiting   

Assessing Risk and Protective Factors  

Children   

Caregivers   

Perpetrators   

Incidence and Environment   

Assessing Causes and Services   

Handling Emergencies   

Assessment Interviewing   

Interviewing Adults   

Interviewing Children  

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References    

Chapter 11    Intervention: Case Management and Roles of Other Professionals

Case Management Considerations   

Family Reactions   

Custody of the Children  

Other Professionals Involved in the Intervention Process   

The Medical Team   

The Legal Team   

The Educational Team   

The Mental Health Team   

The Community   

Clergy and Church Staff   

Toward a Total Team Approach   

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References    

Chapter 12    The Legal Response to Child Abuse and Neglect  

The Legal Rights of Parents and Children   

Types of Court Intervention   

Juvenile Court   

Advantages and Disadvantages of Juvenile Court   

Criminal Court   

The Impact of Court on Children   

Sex Offender Registration   

The Media and the Court   

Summary  

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings  

Endnote   

Web Exploration  

References    

 

Chapter 13    Treatment: Physical Abuse and Neglect 

Preparing to Provide Treatment   

Providing Treatment   

Client Resistance   

Client Response   

Eligibility Criteria   

Limited Community Resources 

Treatment Methods  

Who Provides Treatment?  

Phases   

Family-Centered Services  

Shared Family Care  

Treatment of Physically Abusive Families  

Treatment of the Abused Child  

Treatment of the Parents   

Improving Parent-Child Relationships   

Treatment of the Siblings  

Treatment of Neglectful Families   

Equilibrium Maintenance   

Disequilibrium Techniques  

Summary   

Review Questions

Suggested Readings 

Web Exploration 

References   

Chaoter 14    Treatment: Sexual Abuse   

Issues Surrounding Treatment   

Assumptions about the Treatment of the Sexually Abusive Family  

Treatment Models   

Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs   

Treatment Methods   

Issues Addressed in Family Treatment   

Phases of Treatment   

Treatment of Specific Family Members   

The Child and Adolescent   

The Mother or Nonabusing Parent 

The Perpetrator   

Treatment of Juvenile Offenders 

Preservation of Incestuous Families  

Parents of Children Abused Outside the Home  

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration  

References  

Chapter 15    Foster Care as a Therapeutic Tool  

Problems with Foster Care   

Alternatives to Foster Care   

Therapeutic Potential in Foster Care   

The Role and Importance of the Natural Parents   

The Role of Foster Parents   

Other Placement for Abused or Neglected Children 

Residential Treatment   

Adoptive Placement   

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References   

 

Chapter 16    The Social Worker and the System   

A Day in the Life of a Protective Worker   

The Role of a Protective Social Worker   

Qualifications and Skills 

Personal Traits   

Responsibilities   

Frustrations and Pressures 

Does the System Work?   

Looking toward the Future 

Surviving in an Imperfect System   

Developing Cultural Awareness and Competence 

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References    

Chapter 17    Adults Abused as Children   

Society's Misconceptions   

Myth #1   

Myth #2   

Myth #3   

Reasons for Adults' Disclosure   

Relationships   

Pressures of Adulthood   

Loss, Depression, or Trauma   

Residual Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect   

Effects from the Neglecting Family   

Trust   

Anger   

Relational Imbalances   

Low Self-Esteem  

Impaired Social Skills   

Substance Abuse   

Physical Problems   

Effects from the Physically Abusing Family  

Trust   

Anger   

Relational Imbalances   

Low Self-Esteem   

Coping Skills   

Long-Term Effects of Domestic Violence  

Effects from a Sexually Abusing Family  

Betrayal   

Traumatic Sexualization   

Stigmatization and Self-Esteem  

Powerlessness   

Anger   

Relational Imbalances   

Multiple Victimization   

Effects from Extrafamilial Abuse   

A Word about Resiliency   

Treatment of Adults Who Were Abused as Children

Repressed Memories 

Individual Therapy  

Group Therapy  

Self-Help Groups   

Writers' Groups   

Legal Actions   

Therapist's Responses to Working with Survivors

Summary   

Review Questions  

Suggested Readings 

Web Exploration

References   

 

Chapter 18    Prevention  

Child Empowerment Models   

Prevention Efforts in Schools 

Life Skills Training   

Preparation for Parenthood   

Self-Protection Training   

Educational Services for the Community  

Help for At-Risk Families   

Parent Education Models   

Evaluating Home Visitation Programs   

Parent/Child Screening and Prevention 

Cuturally Sensitive Prevention   

Prevention Efforts by Professionals 

Prevention Efforts within the Community and Nationally 

Summary  

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration 

References    

Chapter 19    Toward a Better Tomorrow   

Society, Change, and Child Protection  

Rethinking Child Protection   

Creating a Unified Response   

Looking within, between, and beyond Agencies  

Changes in Society

Reversing the Trend toward Socially Impoverished Families   

Supporting Parenting   

Realigning Societal Values   

Facing the Future  

Research Needs   

Summary   

Review Questions   

Suggested Readings   

Web Exploration   

References   

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205489893
Author:
Crosson-tower, Cynthia
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon
Author:
Crosson-Tower, Cynthia
Author:
Crosson-Tower, Cynthia
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
MyHelpingKit Series
Publication Date:
December 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.9 x 1 in 680 gr

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This best-selling text offers a comprehensive look at child maltreatment, incorporating history, case vignettes, and the author's own experience as a child protection worker.

Highlights of the Sixth Edition

  • More emphasis on abuse by clergy, particularly the recent crisis in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Current research and new material update sections relating to reporting laws and using multidisciplinary teams for intervention and treatment.
  • Expanded material on ritualistic abuse, children witnessing domestic violence, and adolescent sex offenders.
  • Real-life case vignettes throughout the book introduces students to real people with real needs.

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