Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- National Academies Press
This new volume provides a comprehensive, integrated, child-oriented research agenda for the nation. The committee presents an overview of three major areas:
- Definitions and scopeexploring standardized classifications, analysis of incidence and prevalence trends, and more.
- Etiology, consequences, treatment, and preventionanalyzing relationships between cause and effect, reviewing prevention research with a unique systems approach, looking at short- and long-term consequences of abuse, and evaluating interventions.
- Infrastructure and ethicsincluding a review of current research efforts, ways to strengthen human resources and research tools, and guidance on sensitive ethical and legal issues.
This volume will be useful to organizations involved in research, social service agencies, child advocacy groups, and researchers.