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Title: Physical Child Abuse (From Family Violence: Prevention and Treatment, P 25-55, 1993, Robert L. Hampton, Thomas P. Gullotta, et al., eds. - See NCJ-149818)
Author(s): J S Milner; J L Crouch
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Grant Number: MH 34252
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter describes several explanatory models of physical child abuse and provides a representative literature review which reveals varying levels of support for the different models.
Abstract: There are currently several accepted models that attempt to specify the variables that contribute to physical child abuse. These can be categorized as early single factor models, early multifactor organizational models, biological models, learning models, social/cultural models, and interactional models. This chapter describes in detail transitional, cognitive-behavioral, and social information processing models. The literature review included in this chapter focuses on perpetrator, family, and sociological characteristics that are likely to be associated with the physical abuse of children. Finally, the article summarizes current empirical findings regarding the effects of physical child abuse across the life span phases including early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. 2 tables and 127 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse causes; Child abuse prevention; Juveniles; Psychological victimization effects
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