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
- Trauma-informed care
- Comprehensive family assessments
- Group therapy for maltreated children
- Child maltreatment services for culturally diverse families
- Multidisciplinary teams
- 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.