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NCJ Number: 105411 Find in a Library
Title: Psychological Maltreatment of Children and Youth
Editor(s): M R Brassard; R Germain; S N Hart
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 296
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press, Inc
Elmsford, NY 10523
Publication Number: ISBN 0-08-032775-3
Sale Source: Pergamon Press, Inc
Maxwell House
Fairview Park
Elmsford, NY 10523
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Eighteen papers derived mainly, from the 1983 International Conference on Psychological Abuse of Children and Youth address basic perspectives, domains, and interdisciplinary perspectives associated with the psychological maltreatment of children and youth.
Abstract: Three papers on basic perspectives identify the threat which psychological maltreatment poses to children and society and explores the degree to which psychological maltreatment is the core component of child abuse. The third paper focuses on the direct and indirect forms of psychological maltreatment and relationships between physical and psychological abuse. Ten papers discuss aspects of child psychological maltreatment in various domains, including corporal punishment, sexual abuse, substance abuse, emotional neglect and stimulus deprivation, and caretaking lacking in psychological nourishment. Other domains of psychological maltreatment considered are the influence of negative and limiting models, prejudice and cultural bias, racism, social system maltreatment, and dangerous and limiting models. All of the foregoing papers address the historical backgrounds, definitions, demographics, psychological effects, prevention, treatment, and research pertaining to the domain. Five papers consider interdisciplinary perspectives that involve the law's response to child emotional abuse; the impact of education and school; and psychological theory, research, and ethical issues. Chapter references and author and subject indexes.
Main Term(s): Child abuse
Index Term(s): Child protection laws; Child Sexual Abuse; Corporal punishment; Discrimination; Institutional child abuse; Juvenile drug use; Psychological victimization effects; Racial discrimination
Note: Pergamon general psychology series; 143
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