A comprehensive guide to empirically supported approaches for child protection cases
The Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment offers clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals an evidence-based approach to best professional practice when working in the area of child protection proceedings and the provision of assessment and intervention services in order to maximize the well-being of young people. It brings together a wealth of knowledge from expert researchers and practitioners, who provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary work informing theory, assessment, service provision, rehabilitation and therapeutic interventions for children and families undergoing care proceedings. Coverage includes theoretical perspectives, insights on the prevalence and effects of child neglect and abuse, assessment, children’s services, and interventions with children, victims and families.
About the Editors:
Louise Dixon is a Registered Forensic Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. In addition to her practice and teaching activities, she is an active researcher. She is Chair for the West Midlands Branch of the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) and sits on the board of the journals Child Maltreatment and Partner Abuse. Her research interests centre on the prevention and assessment of family aggression and aggression in young people.
Daniel Perkins is Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. His scholarship integrates practice and research around positive youth development, healthy family development and community collaboration. He received a grant from the US Department of Defense for the development of the Penn State Clearinghouse, an interactive platform helping professionals working with military families to support their implementation and assessment activities. He is currently studying the transition of evidence-based programs and practices into real-world settings.
Leam Craig is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist, Partner at Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd. and Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham, UK. His current practice includes direct services to forensic NHS Adult Mental Health Trusts, consultancy to Prison and Probation Services and expert witness work. The bulk of his psycho-legal work is family assessments in child care proceedings, assessing parents, other carers and children. He is the recipient of the 2013 Senior Academic Award from the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology, and has published seven books with Wiley-Blackwell.
Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis is a Registered Forensic and Clinical Psychologist and has practised in both Children’s Services and the NHS. She is Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research focuses on child maltreatment and family violence, including risk assessment, impact of early institutionalisation and long-term outcomes from and resilience to abuse and neglect. She has been co-PI on three EU Daphne/ World Health Organisation funded projects on young children in institutions across Europe.