Children at Risk: An Evaluation of Factors Contributing to by Robert T. Ammerman, Michel Hersen

By Robert T. Ammerman, Michel Hersen

During the earlier decade, a dramatic raise in learn and medical curiosity has risen in baby abuse and forget. This fresh progress in knowledge isdue at leastpartly to thealarmingstatisticsdocumentingthe occurrence of kid maltreatment. virtually a million kids are re­ ported to be abused and missed every year, and lots of specialists think that this determine underestimates the real occurrence. certainly, recentsurveys recommend that just about 1. five million kids are the objectives of household vio­ lence each year. A significantproportion of those teenagers die as a func­ tion of this maltreatment, while theremaindersuffera style ofshort­ and long term deleterious medicaland psychosocial effects. baby maltreatment is a common challenge that has caused a mobilization of attempt from a number of disciplines, together with psychology, drugs, psychiatry, social paintings, sociology, and criminology. specific awareness has been directed towards the prevention and remedy of childabuse and forget. Such endeavors require the display­ ing of enormous teams with a purpose to establish households which are at high-risk for accomplishing such habit. Delineating these features that fluctuate­ entiate excessive- from low-risk households and kids is likely one of the noticeable priorities for researchers and clinicians sooner or later. This publication, there­ fore, conscientiously considers the prestige of study on threat elements of abuse and overlook in teenagers. Adduced information unquestionably can have functional worth for next intervention efforts.

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In addition, promising developments in the treatment of perpetrators and child victims have emerged. The future holds promise, providing that researchers attend to the multivariate nature of maltreatment, and that they will direct their efforts toward the development, implementation, and empirical evaluation of comprehensive assessment, treatment, and prevention strategies. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Preparation of this chapter was facilitated in part by grant No. G008720109 from the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, U.

They represent the broadest base for formulating estimates of maltreatment incidence and prevalence. These studies have typically examined only one type of maltreatment rather than being comprehensive, as was the case for the studies in the earlier subsections of this chapter (AAPC, 1985, EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MALTREATMENT 39 1986, 1987; American Humane Association, 1984; NCCAN, 1981, 1988; Russell & Trainor, 1984). Physical Abuse Some of the earliest estimates of the incidence of physical abuse were based on surveys of nationally representative samples.

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