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NCJ Number: 136074 Find in a Library
Title: Emotional Abuse of the Child
Author(s): D Renn
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 139
Sponsoring Agency: Libra Publishers, Inc
San Diego, CA 92117
Sale Source: Libra Publishers, Inc
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book clarifies questions related to the emotional abuse of children which is often unrecognized when it occurs without accompanying physical or sexual abuse. In addressing some of the major issues involved, the author examines society's definition of abusive behavior.
Abstract: Although emotional abuse does not result in gross physical injury, it is necessary for society to examine basic assumptions about normality, health, and treatment. The author describes various types of emotional abuse and their context. Through the use of extensive case histories, the author illuminates the reality of the abusive experience. Feelings such as humiliation, guilt, anger, sadness, and rage are described; the case studies outline situations that lead to denial of the self and rejection. The book also delves into the relationships between emotional abuse and sexual assault and the connection between abuse of and prejudice toward women. Treatment modalities are outlined, and separate chapters deal specifically with community, empathy, and nuclear war and abuse. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Child abuse treatment; Child emotional abuse and neglect
Index Term(s): Psychological theories
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