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Child Abuse and Neglect

A Multidimensional Approach

Child maltreatment constitutes a social problem that affects all societies of the world. A recent study by the World Health Organisation points out that millions of children suffer some form of maltreatment and require medical and social attention. Therefore, child maltreatment is not a new phenomenon; it has been around since the beginning of time. Child maltreatment is recognized as an important psychopathological risk factor and is associated with poor psychological function in childhood and adolescence and adulthood. The aim of this book is to address the issue of child abuse and neglect from a multidimensional perspective. The reader will find a selection of internationally recognized works addressing the issue of child maltreatment both from theoretical and applied view.

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Child Abuse and NeglectA Multidimensional ApproachEdited by Alexander Muela Aparicio

Published: July 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3035

ISBN: 978-953-51-0671-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5136-4

Copyright year: 2012

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27068 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

24 Dimensions Citations


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1. Definition, Incidence and Psychopathological Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect

By Alexander Muela, Elena López de Arana, Alexander Barandiaran, Iñaki Larrea and José Ramón Vitoria


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2. The Cultural Reinforcers of Child Abuse

By Essam Al-Shail, Ahmed Hassan, Abdullah Aldowaish and Hoda Kattan

Correction to: The Cultural Reinforcers of Child Abuse

By Essam Al-Shail, Ahmed Hassan, Abdullah Aldowaish and Hoda Kattan

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3. Recognizing the Co-Occurrence of Child and Domestic Abuse in Pregnancy and the First Postnatal Year

By Anne Lazenbatt


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4. Attachment Theory in the Assessment and Promotion of Parental Competency in Child Protection Cases

By Chantal Cyr, Karine Dubois-Comtois, Geneviève Michel, Caroline Poulin, Katherine Pascuzzo, Valérie Losier, Marilyne Dumais, Diane St-Laurent and Ellen Moss


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5. Human Trafficking of Young Women and Girls for Sexual Exploitation in South Africa

By Thozama Mandisa Lutya


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6. Increasing Awareness of Brazilian Family Health Team Professionals on Reporting Child Abuse: A Case Study

By Thais H. Bannwart and Lúcia C.A. Williams


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7. Residential Care as a Resource of the Childhood Welfare System: Current Strengths and Future Challenges

By Eduardo Martín


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8. Interaction Design for Preventing Child Abuse

By Euichul Jung and Joonbin Im


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