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Childhood Maltreatment

by Christine Wekerle, David A. Wolfe, Judith A. Cohen, Daniel S. Bromberg, Laura Murray

Series: Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice - Volume 4

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This evidence-based guide to assessing, reporting, and treating childhood maltreatment is essential reading for any professional working with children.

  • Latest knowledge about childhood maltreatment
  • Hands-on information on trauma-based CBT
  • Lists extensive practical resources, including webinars
  • Sample workflow of a child protection case
  • Ideal for those training to be expert witnesses

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The new edition of this popular, evidence-based guide compiles and reviews all the latest knowledge on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood maltreatment – including neglect and physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional abuse. Readers are led through this complex problem with clear descriptions of legal requirements for recognizing, reporting, and disclosing maltreatment as well as the best assessment and treatment methods. The focus is on the current gold standard approach – trauma-focused CBT. An appendix provides a sample workflow of a child protection case and a list of extensive resources, including webinars.

This book is thus invaluable for those training or working as expert witnesses in childhood maltreatment and is also essential reading for child psychologists, child psychiatrists, forensic psychologists, pediatricians, family practitioners, social workers, public health nurses, and students.

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Praise for the book

“This comprehensive, yet concise, volume presents the latest scientific research on child maltreatment and state-of-the-art interventions. The guidance on trauma-informed treatment for victims is especially useful. Written by an outstanding team of scholars, this will be a much-referenced book for students, practitioners, and researchers in a wide variety of settings.”
Sherry Hamby, PhD, Editor of Psychology of Violence, Director of Life Paths Appalachian Research Center (LPARC), Founder and Co-Chair of ResilienceCon, Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South, Monteagle, TN

“Written by leaders in the field, the second edition of Childhood Maltreatment presents the latest information on the topic in a readily absorbable and useful manner, including relevant case examples and practical resources. This book is an important tool on clinical care for professionals addressing child abuse and neglect.”
Jane F. Silovsky, PhD, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

“This book is a brief, valuable resource that can serve as an introductory primer for those beginning to learn about maltreatment and as a refresher for experienced professionals wanting an up-to-date perspective. It provides concise coverage of the evidence-base on a wide range of important topics of interest to practitioners and researchers, including examination of assessment and treatment issues, with an emphasis on trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy.”
David J. Hansen, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Program and the Law–Psychology Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

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