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The Impact of Family Violence on Children and Adolescents

The Impact of Family Violence on Children and Adolescents

Edited by:
  • Javad H. Kashani - Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • Wesley D. Allan - University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

March 1998 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A key text examining family violence and its effects on children, The Impact of Family Violence on Children and Adolescents presents various definitions of family violence, along with various theories for the origin of the problem. Authors Javad H. Kashani and Wesley D. Allan discuss different types of intrafamilial violence and the effects of each on youngsters. The book then takes up the phenomenon from a cross-cultural perspective, exploring family violence in non-Western contexts. Finally, the authors offer intervention and prevention strategies (clinical and legal) and suggest future directions for research. Examining this crucial topic from a variety of perspectives, The Impact of Family Violence on Children and Adolescents will be essential reading for those in the fields of clinical/counseling psychology, developmental psychology, nursing, behavioral psychology, social work, health services and family studies.

Definition and Nature of Family Violence
Etiology of Family Violence
Caregiver Violence toward Children
Child Witnessing of Family Violence
Psychological Maltreatment within the Family
Cross-Cultural Perspective
Assessment Strategies
Intervention Strategies for the Violent Family
The Resilient Child and Prevention Strategies
Discussion and Future Directions for Research

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