Synopses & Reviews
This important new volume provides a comprehensive account of the causes and consequences of child maltreatment from a developmental perspective.
"Cicchetti and Carlson have assembled an important reference work that bridges the gap between the study of child maltreatment and child development. It is a necessary addition to the professional library of students of both topics." Richard J. Gelles, American Journal of Sociology
Over forty contributors, including highly regarded researchers in the field, present the most recent findings on the impact of abuse and neglect on cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development in children.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. History And Denfinition: 1. Definitional issues in child maltreatment; 2. Physical child abuse in America: past, present, and future; 3. Pediatrics and child abuse; 4. Sexual abuse of children: causes and consequences; 5. The intergenerational transmission of child abuse; Part II. Parental And Contextual Influences On Maltreatment: 6. Lessons from child abuse: the determinants of parenting; 7. The antecedents of maltreatment: results of the Mother-Child Interaction Research Project; 8. Parental attributions as moderators of affective communication to children at risk for physical abuse; 9. Perceived similarities and disagreements about childrearing practices in abusive and nonabusive families; 10. Cognitive foundations for parental care; 11. Intergenerational continuities and discontinuities in serious parenting difficulties; 12. The construct of empathy and the phenomenon of physical maltreatment of children; Part III. The Developmental Consequences Of Child Maltreatment: 13. How research on child maltreatment has informed the study of child development: perspectives from developmental psychopathology; 14. Child maltreatment and attachment theory; 15. Patterns of maternal behaviour among infants at risk for abuse: relations with infant attachment behaviour and infant development at 12 months of age; 16. Finding order in disorganization: lessons from research on maltreated infants' attachments to their caregivers; 17. Peer relations in maltreated children; 18. The effects of maltreatment on development during early childhood: recent studies and their theoretical, clinical and policy implications; 19. Social cognition in maltreated children; 20. The effects of maltreatment on the development of young children; 21. Troubled youth, troubled families: the dynamics of adolescent maltreatment; 22. Child abuse, delinquency, and violent criminality; 23. The prevention of maltreatment; Name index; Subject index.