NEW TO THIS EDITION:
New chapters written by new contributors offer fresh perspectives on a range of topics:
Surveillance of child maltreatment
Child maltreatment in the context of poverty and other adversity
The neurobiological consequences of child maltreatment
Child maltreatment in a global context
Child maltreatment and child rights
Psychological assessment of children and families
Comprehensive family assessments
Group therapy for maltreated children
Child maltreatment services for culturally diverse families
Child death reviews
A streamlined organization gives more appropriate attention to such areas as prevention of child maltreatment, interviewing children, and legal responses to child abuse and neglect.
Additional figures and tables help organize key information and provide visual clarification of concepts and data.
Updated references aligned with new chapters keep readers up to date with the latest sources in the field.
Contributions from notable experts across various fields range from social work, medicine, mental health, nursing, law and law enforcement, and more.
Integration of both theory and practical guidance appears throughout to help readers navigate the many challenges they will encounter in their careers.