Section One: The Current Status of Etiological Theories in Intrafamilial Child Maltreatment; S.T. Azar, et al. Balancing Rights and Responsibilities: Legal Perspectives on Child Maltreatment; S.G. Portwood, et al. Section Two: Assessment Issues in Child Abuse Evaluation; J.S. Milner, et al. Methodological Issues in Child Maltreatment Research; R.T. Ammerman. Section Three: Community-Based Partnership-Directed Research: Actualizing Community Strengths to Treat Child Victims of Physical Abuse and Neglect; J. Fantuzzo, et al. An Ecobehavioral Model for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect: History and Applications; J.R. Lutzker, et al. Section Four: Sexual Abuse of Children: Assessment, Research, and Treatment; C.C. Swenson, R.F. Hanson. School-Based Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs: Questions, Answers, and More Questions; S.K. Wurtele. Section Five: Implications for Child Abuse and Neglect Interventions from Early Educational Interventions; B.H. Wasik. Addressing Current and Planning for Future Ethical Issues in Child Maltreatment Research: Professional and Policy Ethical Decision Making; A.J. Tymchuk. Conclusions: Child Abuse and Neglect: Weaving Theory, Research and Treatment in the Twenty-First Century; J.R. Lutzker. 13 Additional Chapters. Index.
`While no single volume can address all the factors involved, this collection provides a foundation for understanding the available literature, an overview of ares insufficiently covered, directions for future research, and mechanisms for assessing extant models of abuse..... it is recommended for practitioners at all levels, and is likely to be a catalyst for additional reading. The book's promotion of a standard of empirically informed, accountable practice is admirable..' Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health, (March 1999) `... fine book. If you want a fair description of most of what is, or should be, practiced ... this book is for you. Certainly, graduate courses, seminars, clinical workshops or reading lists in fields related to child maltreatment would benefit greatly from its wealth of cogent information and recommendations.' Child & Family Behavior Therapy (1999)