Child Abuse and Neglect : Attachment, Development and Intervention
This clear and compelling textbook provides a complete survey of the field of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of modern developmental attachment theory. It starts by describing the ways in which attachment difficulties manifest themselves in children's behaviour, and goes on looking at abuse, neglect, and compound cases of abuse and neglect, backing it all up with empirical research evidence and vivid case material. In its final section, it provides a comprehensive review of attachment-based interventions. Written by an extremely respected and successful author, this book, anchored in research evidence, places its emphasis on practice implementation and aims at answering all the kinds of questions practitioners and student practitioners specialising in child welfare are most likely to ask.
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 165.1 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 635.04g
- 22 Jul 2005
- Palgrave USA
- Palgrave MacMillan
- Gordonsville, United States
- 2005 ed.
- 336 p.
About David Howe
Professor David Howe OBE works in the Centre for Research on the Child and Family at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He has research, writing and teaching interests in child abuse and neglect, adoption, and children's development, and was founding editor of the Blackwell Science journal, Child and Family Social Work (1996-2001). Other publications include On Being a Client: Understanding the Process of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Sage, 1993), Introduction to Social Work Theory: Making Sense in Practice (Avebury, 1987, and still selling) and Adopters on Adoption (British Association for Adoption and Fostering, 1996).
Table of contents
Preface.- PART I: EMOTIONS, ATTACHMENT AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SELF Developing Minds in the Context of Close Relationships.- Emotions and Mind-Mindedness.- Patterns of Attachment.- Defensive Processes, Attachment and Maltreatment.- PART II: ABUSE Physical Child Abuse.- Psychological Maltreatment: Emotional Abuse, Neglect and Rejection.- PART III: NEGLECT Disorganised Neglect.- Depressed, Passive and Physical Neglect.- Severe Deprivation and Chronic Neglect Including Institutionalised Care.- PART IV: COMPOUND CASES OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT Physical Abuse and Neglect.- Drugs, Depression and Domestic Violence.- Child Sexual Abuse.- PART V: INTERVENTIONS Parent-Infant and Young Child Interventions.- Interventions with Pre-School and School-Age Children.- Interventions with Adolescents, Adults and Parents.- Epilogue.- References.- Author Index.- Subject Index
'This is an important and impressive book and an invaluable contribution to the field.' - Anna Flanigan, YoungMinds Magazine 'This book is clearly organised and accessible, making it easy for the practitioner to consult relevant sections...Howe's final sentence sums up the message of this generally excellent book: 'if relationships are where things developmentally can go wrong, then relationships are where they are most likely to be put right.' - Jeanne Kaniuk - Adoption and Fostering 'A scholarly and very readable piece of work that will be of interest to academics as well as clinicians.' - Journal of Advanced Nursing 'There are some books that you pick up and think, 'I really ought to read that' and you approach them with a sense of dread mitigated only by grim determination. And then you start reading them, and you're hooked. This book was one of them.' - Accord Magazine for the Association of Christian Councellors