Acclaimed as a milestone resource by the Journal of Child and Family Studies, Treatment of Child Abuse has been updated and expanded with ten completely new chapters. The second edition adds the expertise of co-editors Rochelle F. Hanson, Ph.D., and John Sargent, M.D., along with chapters from many new contributors.
The second edition is organized by various modes of therapy, different settings for therapies, and the individualized needs of victims correlating to types of abuse and neglect. The contributors describe evidence-based and evidence-supported treatments for traumatized children and adolescents, information on research and theory underlying the interventions, and explanations of treatment protocols. The contributors focus particular attention on special populations and cultural differences. Entire sections focus on medical care and legal interventions necessary for abused youth.
New and expanded material includes information on• Bullying• Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed care• Long-term medical management• Appropriate use of psychopharmacology• Importance of self-care for professionals
Treatment of Child Abuse is an important resource for mental health professionals, family physicians, pediatricians, emergency department physicians, physician assistants, and nurses, as well as child advocate professionals, social workers, and lawyers.
"This book is highly recommended for expert and beginner alike. It is well written, well organized, easy to read, and packed with useful information. The content lives up to the title. This worthwhile book does indeed provide common ground for mental health, medical, and legal professionals."
— Child Abuse and Neglect
"This book represents a milestone in expanding the resource base for professionals working in the child abuse field."
— Journal of Child and Family Studies
"The scope of information is dazzling... there is something in this volume for everyone who has an interest in maltreatment of children."
— Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books
"I believe this book will provide assistance and inspiration to all those who have dedicated their professional careers to improving the lives of abused children. Most importantly, I hope that this book will encourage all of us to continue pursuing new ways to ameliorate and prevent the unnecessary tragedy of child abuse."
— Walter F. Mondale, United States Senator and 42nd Vice President of the United States
About the Editors:
Robert M. Reece, M.D., is a retired clinical professor of pediatrics at Tufts University and director of the Child Protection Program at Tufts Medical Center.
Rochelle F. Hanson, Ph.D., is a professor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices.
John Sargent, M.D., is director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center. He is an experienced clinician in all aspects of child and adolescent psychiatry with a special interest in developing clinical systems of care for poor and underserved children.