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Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (8th Edition)

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (8th Edition)
Author: Cynthia Crosson-Tower
ISBN 13: 9780205769155
ISBN 10: 205769152
Edition: 8
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-11-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: $116.20

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

The author covers the history of child welfare, 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 an overview of functional and dysfunctional families, and contrasts healthy child development with development hampered by abuse sion of prevention and a consideration of the future.


Explores many aspects of child abuse and neglect including the history, different types of abuse, intervention, treatment, therapeutic options, and prevention. Last updated in 1999, the new edition reflects recent research on neglect, as well as child sexual abuse aided by the Internet. Suitable for undergraduate or graduate courses in social work, psychology, sociology, and counseling and education programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)