The tragedy of child abuse and neglect is in the forefront of public attention. Yet, without a conceptual framework, research in this area has been highly fragmented. Understanding the broad dimensions of this crisis has suffered as a result.
This new volume provides a comprehensive, integrated, child-oriented research agenda for the nation. The committee presents an overview of three major areas:
This volume will be useful to organizations involved in research, social service agencies, child advocacy groups, and researchers.
National Research Council. 1993. Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/2117.
|2 IDENTIFICATION AND DEFINITIONS
|3 SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM
|4 ETIOLOGY OF CHILD MALTREATMENT
|6 CONSEQUENCES OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
|7 INTERVENTIONS AND TREATMENT
|8 HUMAN RESOURCES, INSTRUMENTATION, AND RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE
|9 ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN CHILD MALTREATMENT RESEARCH
|10 PRIORITIES FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT RESEARCH
|A PANEL ACTIVITIES
|B SUPPLEMENTARY VIEWS
|C BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
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