About the book
Child abuse and neglect is a very significant subject in psychiatry, psychology, social work, and legal work. It is a major and serious public health problem. The next issue is the definition and description of abuse and neglect, this is followed by methods of assessment and validation of abuse and neglect. Uncertainty and false allegations are to be considered. In terms of resources, epidemiology of different forms of abuse and neglect is important. Parenting issues need to be considered, including mental illness, personality disorder, perversion, as well as broader issues of deprivation and poverty. Attachment theory and gender issues need to be considered from a variety of perspectives, including the gender of victim and perpetrator, as well as the gender of the mental health therapist. The effect of child abuse and neglect has to be examined including mental illness, PTSD, self-esteem, and sense of self, stigma, and shame, as well as neurobiological effects. Intervention from a variety of professionals and treatments. The scientific efficacy of interventions is important and countertransference.