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Safeguarding Children from Emotional Maltreatment : What Works, Paperback / softback Book

Safeguarding Children from Emotional Maltreatment : What Works Paperback / softback

Part of the Safeguarding Children Across Services series

Paperback / softback


Emotional maltreatment is widespread and has a profoundly harmful effect on a child's development.

The effects of abuse are often carried into adulthood, and emotionally abused children are more likely to experience a range of problems as adults including depression, substance misuse and eating disorders.

This book sets out to identify 'what works' in preventing emotional maltreatment from recurring.

Since most emotional maltreatment takes place within the family home, involves the primary care-giver and reflects ongoing patterns of damaging parent-child interaction rather than isolated incidents, interventions directly targeting parent-child interactions are highlighted.

The authors explore the available treatments, identifying which approaches work, who they work with and the limitations of each.

Conclusions and recommendations based on the key findings are presented, including implications for practice and over-arching issues to be addressed. Safeguarding Children from Emotional Maltreatment is essential reading for all practitioners working in the field of emotional abuse and neglect, including social workers, health visitors, community paediatricians and psychologists.




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