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Protecting our children : understanding and preventing abuse and neglect in early childhood

Author: Sharon Thompson Hirschy; Elaine Wilkinson
Publisher: Belmont, Ca. : Wadsworth, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Student edView all editions and formats
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This volume provides guidance to teachers, child care and education administrators, health care providers, social service workers, and all who work with young children on how to recognize and understand child abuse and neglect. The text enables readers not only to identify abuse and neglect, but also to develop an understanding of the many facets of child maltreatment, find practical ideas to help children and their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Thompson Hirschy; Elaine Wilkinson
ISBN: 9781428361249 1428361243
OCLC Number: 259265793
Description: xvii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Understanding child abuse and neglect --
1. History and theory of child maltreatment --
Defining child abuse and neglect --
History of child abuse --
Ancient cultures --
Middle Ages to Nineteenth Century --
Nineteenth Century to present --
Laws and legal implications --
Federal, State, and local laws --
Native Americans and Child Welfare Legislation --
Theories related to child abuse and neglect --
Behavioral and social learning theories --
Family systems theory --
Bio-ecological systems theory --
Biological/medical theories --
Psychodynamic theory --
Contributions of theories --
Child abuse and professional standards. 2. Recognizing and identifying child abuse and neglect --
Abuse statistics and demographics --
Physical abuse --
Bruising --
Drug exposure --
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders --
Munchausen by Proxy syndrome --
Failure to thrive --
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) --
Sudden Infant Death syndrome (SIDS) --
Reading the signs of physical abuse --
Emotional abuse --
Bullying --
Reading the signs of emotional abuse --
Neglect --
Physical neglect --
Supervisory neglect --
Emotional neglect --
Educational neglect --
Medical neglect --
Reading the signs of neglect --
Sexual abuse --
Reading the signs of sexual abuse --
Child exploitation --
Baby trafficking --
Child labor --
Media exploitation --
Children and warfare --
Reading the signs of child exploitation. 3. Assessing and reporting child maltreatment --
Roles of professionals in assessing and reporting child abuse --
Role of schools and child care programs --
Role of medical, legal, and social service programs --
Assessing abuse and neglect --
Child observation and assessment --
Reporting abuse and neglect --
How to report --
Where to report. 4. What happens when abuse and neglect have occurred? --
Investigation of abuse and neglect --
Intake --
Assignment and investigation --
Adjudication --
The Court System --
Child protective services --
Foster Care --
Adoption --
Coordinated responses to abuse and neglect --
Child advocacy centers. 5. Perpetrators : those who abuse and neglect children --
Who abuses children? --
Educators and caregivers who abuse --
Abuse by family members --
Parenting factors affecting child maltreatment --
Child difficulty --
Situational factors --
Cultural factors --
Adult self-abusive factors --
Sibling abuse. 6. Impact of abuse and neglect on children's lives --
Social/emotional impact of maltreatment on children and adults --
Attachment --
Emotional disabilities and ADHD --
Aggressive and sexual behavior --
Social skills --
Physical impact of maltreatment on children and adults --
Parental drug/alcohol use and children --
Failure to thrive --
Psychosocial Short Stature (PSS) or Dwarfism --
Death --
Additional health consequences --
Intellectual impact of maltreatment on children and adults --
Brain development and changes from trauma --
Long-term consequences of abuse and neglect --
Treatment of abused and neglected children --
Treatment and service plan --
Types of services and treatment. 7. Special topics in child maltreatment --
Diversity issues in child maltreatment --
Culture and ethnicity --
Socioeconomic status and abuse --
Religion and child maltreatment --
Cultural practices and child maltreatment --
Gender issues in child maltreatment --
Perpetrators, gender, and abuse --
Ages and stages and maltreatment --
Children with special needs --
Resiliency in children --
Bullying --
Bullies --
Victims of bullying --
Bullying: what can be done? II. Prevention and intervention --
8. Parents/families and child maltreatment --
Understanding families --
Characteristics of healthy families --
Working with families --
Family-centered care and services --
Forming partnerships with parents and families --
Barriers to partnerships --
Effective communication with parents --
Understanding culture and language --
Parents/families and family life --
Education --
Difficult issues with parents --
Working with at-risk or abusive parents --
A word about parents and discipline. 9. Prevention, intervention, and guidance : families --
Spanking --
Discipline alternatives --
Why does misbehavior occur? --
Ways to guide children --
Parent and family life education --
Parent education programs --
Individual parent education --
Group parent education --
Self-directed parent education --
Determining appropriate parent education --
Organizations that work with abuse and neglect --
Global prevention --
Primary prevention --
Secondary prevention. 10. Teacher styles/ethics and child maltreatment --
Teacher development and child abuse and neglect --
Teacher behavior --
Teacher training --
Teacher development stages --
Survival --
Consolidation --
Renewal --
Maturity --
Teachers and cultural issues --
Teacher guidance --
Communication with children --
Relationship building --
Teacher stress and anger --
Emotional abuse by teachers--
Teacher and family interactions --
Ethical considerations for teachers and others working with children --
Teacher roles and responsibilities. 11. Prevention, intervention, and guidance : teachers --
Prevention, intervention, and guidance: policies and procedures --
Prevention, intervention, and guidance: classrooms --
Appropriate environments --
Policies and procedures that promote consistency --
Appropriate guidance from teachers --
Being consistent --
Communicating clearly and calmly --
Listening appropriately --
Understanding why misbehavior occurs --
Guiding choices and providing consequences --
Intervention: working with stressed and traumatized children --
Curricula and programs for intervention and prevention --
Art and music --
Dramatic play --
Social studies, science, and math.
Other Titles: Understanding and preventing abuse and neglect in early childhood
Responsibility: Sharon Thompson Hirschy, Elaine Wilkinson.

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