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NCJ Number: 168298 Find in a Library
Title: Psychological Maltreatment: A Needs Analysis and Application for Children in Violent Families (From Violence and Sexual Abuse at Home: Current Issues in Spousal Battering and Child Maltreatment, P 245-262, 1997, Robert Geffner, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-168285)
Author(s): B B R Rossman; M S Rosenberg
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The authors believe psychological maltreatment of children can be understood as parenting and socialization practices that do not meet children's basic psychological needs, and they indicate children exposed to interparental violence should be viewed as victims of psychological maltreatment.
Abstract: A needs analysis based on developmental theory and research is presented as a context in which to view psychological maltreatment. The focus is on competence, autonomy, and relatedness. Using that conceptualization, research findings concerning behavioral, cognitive, and social-emotional difficulties of children exposed to marital violence are examined. Based on this developmental analysis, recommendations are made for additional research on the psychological maltreatment of children in order to change the process of developmental distortion, aggression, and victimization that likely represent the legacy of children who are exposed to marital violence. 56 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Child emotional abuse and neglect; Child victims; Psychological victimization effects
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