Children and Interparental Violence

Author: B. B. Robbie Rossman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134872690
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Published in 1999, Children and Interparental Violence is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychotherapy.

Family Violence in the United States

Author: Denise A. Hines
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412989000
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Thought-provoking and insightful, this book encourages readers to question assumptions, evaluate information, formulate hypotheses, and design solutions to problems of family violence in the United States. Using an ecological framework, the authors engage readers in an informative discussion on the most well recognized forms of maltreatment in families, as well as on less understood and more controversial forms, such as maltreatment of male partners, of parents, and within LGBT relationships. Rich in useful scholarly references and practical case materials, the book also reviews and evaluates major efforts at intervention and prevention." --

Disaster and Trauma An Issue of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Author: Stephen J Cozza
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323289924
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An overview of childhood traumatic exposures and their impact for health care providers - child and adolescent psychiatrists, general psychiatrists, other pediatric behavioral health providers and primary care clinicians - is presented. Most clinicians are unaware that children in the United States are exposed to trauma frequently, either as a single occurrence, or through repeated events. These exposures result in neurobiological, developmental and clinical sequelae that can undermine children's health and well-being. This issue describes the multiple types of traumatic exposures and their sequelae, methods of screening and assessment, and principles of effective prevention and clinical treatment. The volume highlights areas of particular relevance to children, such as natural disasters, war, domestic violence, school and community violence, sexual victimization, and complex trauma. Each is differentiated as a unique trauma, requiring trauma-informed systems of care to effectively meet the needs of the exposed population. Since traumatic exposure results in added risk to child well-being, the third section of the volume describes strategies for primary prevention (e.g. violence prevention) and risk mitigation (e.g. skill and resilience building strategies), as well as reviews evidence based treatments for trauma-induced clinical disorders.

The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children

Author: Robert Geffner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135424411
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn how to help children cope with domestic violence! The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children examines the short- and long-term developmental issues facing children exposed to violence in their own homes. The book addresses the growing concern for children at risk of suffering psychological, behavioral, social, and educational problems, and for the effects childhood maltreatment may have on their adult lives. An interdisciplinary panel of researchers, academicians, attorneys, clinicians, and practitioners discuss treatment programs, theoretical perspectives, research and methodological issues, assessment and intervention, and forensic issues, including child custody. The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children addresses the emotional and behavioral disturbances children can suffer after being exposed to violence between their parents. It examines methodological and theoretical challenges, pilot programs for treatment, intervention models, therapeutic curricula, and family law. Practitioners and academics review dozens of studies, representative samples, probability samples, and research findings relating to children's internalizing and externalizing behaviors, adjustment difficulties, coping strategies. The book also examines: the association between emotional regulation and emotionality and marital and parent-child conflict in terms of children's adjustment and physical health how the experience of mothers in low-income families suffering severe physical abuse relates to children's behavior problems. how father-to-mother aggression reduces children's affinity with their parents problems of service delivery for battered mothers Canadian legislation involving wife abuse and child custody the well-being of families accessing treatment group interventions implemented in family agency and school settings how to develop interagency protocols and much more! The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children is an essential resource for professionals, advocates, and practitioners who work with abused children and maltreating families.

Psychopathology and the Family

Author: Jennifer Hudson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080530130
Format: PDF, ePub
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Understanding the factors that place an individual at greater risk of developing psychopathology has important implications for both treatment and prevention of psychological disorders. Of critical relevance in this regard is the exploration of the potential influence of the family. Parenting and the family environment are considered to significantly contribute to a child's early development and adjustment. It follows then that parental behavior may also be of importance in the development, maintenance and or the prevention of psychopathology. Over the past 50 years there has been a considerable amount of research as well as controversy surrounding the link between parenting and psychopathology. The purpose of this book is to provide researchers and clinicians with state-of-the art research findings, presented by experts in the field, on the role of the family in the development and maintenance of psychopathology. This edited book is divided into 3 sections. The first addresses broader issues of theory and methodology and the second provides separate chapters relating to the role of the family in the development and maintenance of specific psychopathologies. A final section discusses the involvement of the family in treatment and prevention.

Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders

Author: Scott Allen Johnson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420006894
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Until recently professionals in both investigation and treatment have considered the fields of sexual violence and domestic abuse as separate and distinct. Numerous studies have shown, however, that these fields may not be so neatly pigeonholed as once believed. Statistics indicate that there is an overlap in both the level and type of violence experienced by the victim. Forced sex now appears to be a marker for violence severity, and many women report the scars of psychological abuse as being debilitating long after they have recovered from the physical wounds. The first resource of its kind, Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders addresses the similarities between these overlapping fields. Using the Cognitive-Behavioral approach he has found effective in his extensive experience, the author presents issues important to mental health, as well as investigative and forensic professionals when they assess, investigate, and treat abusers and sexual offenders. The book's extremely detailed structure includes information on the psychological, emotional, physical, and sexual facets of the abuse cycle from name-calling to complete psychological deconstruction, rape, and homicide. The author offers extensive advice on the differing interview methods relative to interrogation or treatment. The profile of the offender and different types of offenders, the influence of drugs and alcohol, pornography, and genuine mental incapacity such as psychopathology or sociopathology, are just some of the subjects touched on in this exhaustive work.

Family Interventions in Domestic Violence

Author: John Hamel, LCSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826103291
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In this exciting new book John Hamel, author of the ground-breaking Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, and Tonia Nicholls go beyond the traditional intervention theories of domestic violence practiced today. Offering alternative, unbiased and sometimes controversial views, theories, and current research, they, along with renowned contributors in the field, provide new treatment options that encompass a wide range of gender dynamics. Here are just some of the key principles covered: Interventions Should Be Based on a Thorough Unbiased Assessment Victim/Perpetrator Distinctions are Overstated, and Much Partner Abuse is Mutual Regardless of Perpetrator Gender, Child Witnesses to Partner Abuse are Adversely Affected, and are at Risk for Perpetrating Partner Abuse as Adults This new gender-inclusive approach to assessment and intervention provides a significant departure from traditional paradigms of domestic violence, and offers a much-needed awareness to effectively prevent violence in our communities today and for future generations.

Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology

Author: Arnold J. Sameroff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306462757
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Developmental psychopathology involves the study and prediction of maladaptive behaviors and processes across time. This new edition of the Handbook furthers the goal of integrating developmental processes into the search for adequate categorical systems for understanding child mental health problems and the trajectories that lead to adult psychopathology. The editors respond to contemporary challenges to place individual behavior in a biological and social context. By including a range of approaches, this volume encompasses the complexity of the growing developmental literature. At the same time, it includes the most recent efforts to produce concise child diagnostic categories. In a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1990, the editors have assembled a distinguished roster of contributors to address such topics as issues and theories; context and mental health; biology and mental illness; disorders of early childhood; disruptive behavior disorders; emotional disorders; control disorders; pervasive developmental disorders; and trauma disorders. Clinicians, researchers, and students in such diverse fields as developmental and clinical psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, and educational and counseling psychology will benefit from the concepts, investigations, and challenges presented in this state-of-the-art compendium.