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||57-77|
|3 SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM||78-105|
|4 ETIOLOGY OF CHILD MALTREATMENT||106-160|
|6 CONSEQUENCES OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT||208-252|
|7 INTERVENTIONS AND TREATMENT||253-291|
|8 HUMAN RESOURCES, INSTRUMENTATION, AND RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE||292-323|
|9 ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN CHILD MALTREATMENT RESEARCH||324-342|
|10 PRIORITIES FOR CHILD MALTREATMENT RESEARCH||343-362|
|A PANEL ACTIVITIES||365-370|
|B SUPPLEMENTARY VIEWS||371-371|
|C BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES||372-378|
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