Child Abuse: Indicators, Psychological Impact and Prevention


Raymond A. Turner (Editor)
Henry O. Rogers (Editor)

Series: Children’s Issues, Laws and Programs, Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY004000

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of child abuse indicators, psychological impact and prevention. Topics discussed in this compilation include the link between mistreatment and obesity in childhood; child maltreatment prevalence and consequences of victimization; bone disease and fractures in early childhood and their relation to child abuse; managing the risk of child sexual abuse including prevention and intervention strategies; addressing childhood trauma in Malta; the role of child sexual abuse in the development of psychopathology and borderline personality disorder. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Child Maltreatment: Incidence, Consequences and Mediating Factors
(Maureen C. Kenny, Lindsay Fernandez, Roberto Abreu, Psychological Studies, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA)

Bone Disease and Fractures in Early Childhood
(Colin R. Paterson, Formerly Department of Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland)
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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs for Parents: Beyond Protective Behaviours
(Georgia Babatsikos, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia)

Link between Mistreatment and Obesity during Childhood
(J. Foucart, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium)

A Conspiracy of Silence? Addressing Childhood Trauma in Malta: An Empirical Review
(Michael Galea, University of Malta)

The Role of Child Sexual Abuse in the Development of Psychopathology
(Roberto Maniglio, Department of Pedagogic, Psychological and Didactic Sciences, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy)*

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Borderline Personality Disorder
(Randy A. Sansone, Lori A. Sansone, Departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA)*


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