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Cynthia Crosson-Tower puts her past experience as a child protection worker to use to provide students with a market-leading resource in her textbook entitled Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (8th Edition), ISBN 9780205769155. Directed at undergraduate or graduate courses in social work, psychology, sociology, and counseling and education programs,...
Cynthia Crosson-Tower puts her past experience as a child protection worker to use to provide students with a market-leading resource in her textbook entitled Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (8th Edition), ISBN 9780205769155. Directed at undergraduate or graduate courses in social work, psychology, sociology, and counseling and education programs, this book presents users with an up-close and all-inclusive look at the history and various facets of child maltreatment. The coverage and inclusion of several features make this text effective including case vignettes, the discussion of case management procedures, as well as an emphasis on how various professionals become involved in the child protection process and how treatment is undertaken. Cynthia Crosson-Tower succinctly organizes the concepts of Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (8th Edition) across 19 chapters. Chapter 1 begins with a look at 'The maltreatment of children from a historical perspective' followed by chapter 2 looking at 'The family: roles, responsibilities, and rights.' Chapter 3 delves into 'Maltreatment and the developing child' with chapter 4 investigating the various aspects of 'The neglect of children.' Chapter 5 tackles 'The physical abuse of children' with chapter 6 presenting information on 'The sexual abuse of children.' 'Incest: familial abuse' is the topic of choice in chapter 7 followed by 'Extra-familial sexual abuse, misuse, and exploitation' discussed in chapter 8 and 'Psychological maltreatment of children' presented in chapter 9. Chapter 10 examines 'Intervention: reporting and investigation' followed by chapter 11 delving into 'Intervention: case management and roles of other professionals' and chapter 12 with 'The legal response to child abuse and neglect.' Chapter 13 takes a look at 'Treatment: physical abuse and neglect' while chapter 14 discusses 'Treatment: sexual abuse' and chapter 15 delves into 'Foster care as a therapeutic tool.' 'Adults abused as children' is the focus of chapter 17 with strategies for 'Prevention' discussed in chapter 18. The concluding pages of this book are found in chapter 19 entitled 'Toward a better tomorrow.'
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