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Child Abuse and Culture

By Lisa Aronson Fontes, Jon R. Conte (Foreword by)

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Format: Paperback / softback, 239 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: USA, 28 March 2008

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Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, is on the faculty of the University Without Walls at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has dedicated two decades to making the social service, mental health, criminal justice, and medical systems more responsive to culturally diverse people. Dr. Fontes has published widely on cultural issues in child maltreatment and violence against women, cross-cultural research, and ethics. She has worked as a family, individual, and group psychotherapist, and has conducted research in Santiago, Chile, and with Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and European Americans in the United States. She also worked for three years with Somali refugees. In 2007 Dr. Fontes was awarded a Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, which she completed in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, she is a frequent conference speaker and workshop facilitator.

Table of Contents

1. Multicultural Orientation to Child Maltreatment Work 2. Working with Immigrant Families Affected by Child Maltreatment 3. Assessing Diverse Families for Child Maltreatment 4. Interviewing Diverse Children and Families about Maltreatment 5. Physical Discipline and Abuse 6. Child Sexual Abuse 7. Working with Interpreters in Child Maltreatment 8. Child Maltreatment Prevention and Parent Education 9. Improving the Cultural Competency of Your Child Maltreatment Agency or Organization


"Fontes's writing is concise and to the point. She uses examples to illustrate major concepts and then describes practical steps agencies and individual workers can take to maximize their effectiveness." - Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, USA "A pedagogical treasure... I have employed many strategies suggested in Child Abuse and Culture in my child advocacy class and in practice, and have found that students, as well as myself, are now learning how to approach their clients' cultural issues with more awareness, sensitivity, and respect." - Family Court Review "Highly readable and instructive, this is an indispensable how-to guide for professionals and trainees in child protection services, hospitals, schools, and mental health programs. Fontes offers essential resources in the form of interviewing techniques and individual, group, and community approaches that are sensitive to ethnicity, race, social class, and gender." - Celia Jaes Falicov, PhD, past president, American Family Therapy Academy, USA "A 'must read' if you work with child maltreatment in any capacity." - Journal of Systemic Therapies

EAN: 9781593856434
ISBN: 1593856431
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.54 x 1.96 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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