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Child Maltreatment

Child Maltreatment
An Introduction

Third Edition

May 2012 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Child Maltreatment, Third Edition, by Cindy Miller-Perrin and Robin Perrin, is a thoroughly updated new edition of the first textbook for undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in this field. The text is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to child maltreatment by disseminating current knowledge about the various types of violence against children. By helping students understand more fully the etiology, prevalence, treatment, policy issues, and prevention of child maltreatment, the authors hope to further our understanding of how to treat child maltreatment victims and how to prevent future child maltreatment.

1. History and Definitions of Child Maltreatment
2. The Study of Child Maltreatment: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
3. Child Physical Abuse
4. Child Sexual Abuse
5. Child Neglect
6. Child Psychological Maltreatment
7. Additional Forms of Child Maltreatment
8. Key Issues in Responding to Child Maltreatment
9. Controversial Issues in the Study of Child Maltreatment
10. What You Can Do to Help
Appendix: Resources for Individuals and Organizations Addressing Child Maltreatment
About the Authors


Instructor Teaching Site
The Instructor Teaching Site includes:

  • Test bank
  • Film and video resources

This is a very informative book that would supplement teaching at level 3. In my opinion I feel that this book would be best geared towards a level 5 student - HNC/D

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
February 17, 2013

This is a useful book for anyone that comes into contact with children. It is easy to read with clear definitions of how children can be mistreated.

Mrs Julie Tweedlie
HCES, Northumbria University
November 20, 2012

New instructor - new perspective for the syllabus.

Mrs Michele Ury Foist
Social Work Division, University of Wyoming
October 30, 2012

good text book, interesting ideas and easy to read

Miss Anita Ganday
Children In Care, Nottingham City Council
September 20, 2012

Very current, topical and detailed. An excellent all round text book

Ms Lizz Hough
Children Family and Community, University of Central Lancashire
September 14, 2012

meet need

Professor Harold Johnson
Counslng Ed Psych Spec Ed Dept, Michigan State University
May 30, 2012
Key features

New to the Third Edition

  • Hundreds of new citations incorporated into the new edition reflect the significant amount of new research in the field.
  • A significantly revised Child Sexual Abuse chapter includes expanded coverage on Internet exploitation, sexting, and sex trafficking.
  • The discussion of "Controversial Issues in the Study of Child Maltreatment" has been expanded and updated.
  • New and/or updated information throughout the text includes sections on sex selective foeticide in India and China, human trafficking, victim resilience, children's rights as human rights, and shaken baby syndrome.

Key Features

  • The extensive range of topics covered includes child sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, child neglect, and a variety of additional forms of child maltreatment.
  • End-of-chapter sections on social policy and practice issues follow the chapters on the four forms of Child Maltreatment with special attention given to debates within this field.
  • Informal interviews with leading authorities in the field of child maltreatment and related professional issues will prepare students who plan to have careers in the field.
  • Legal and Professional Issues are discussed throughout the book.
  • A comprehensive glossary of key terms provides students and instructors with easy access to definitions of terms.

Sample Materials & Chapters


ch 1

ch 9

Ch 2

For instructors

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