The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment

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Praise for the First Edition:

`An important contribution to the field of child protection... the editors have aspired to offer an encyclopedic overview of knowledge about child abuse and neglect. The APSAC Handbook will serve as a reference for both practitioners and researchers in the various disciplines involved in investigation, adjudication, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. I have already cited several of the chapters in my own writing and I have found the book to be a helpful desk reference. In short, I have no qualms about strongly recommending the book to professionals and graduate students in child maltreatment. Indeed, I have circulated a copy that I purchased to several colleagues who I thought would find it useful′ - Contemporary Psychology

A resource of unparalleled thoroughness, The ASPAC Handbook of Child Maltreatment, Second Edition provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

The Second Edition includes a thorough update of the original chapters as well as over 630 new references to literature that did not exist when the previous edition was published. It also includes new chapters focusing on:

- Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

- Child Abuse in the Context of Substance Abuse

- Child Abuse in the Context of Domestic Violence

- Child Fatalities

- Risk Management for Professional Working with Maltreated Children and Adult Survivors

- Mental Health Services for Children reported to Child Protection Services.


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Child Neglect
Child Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse of Children
Psychological Maltreatment
Child Maltreatment in the Context of Substance Abuse
Child Abuse in the Context of Domestic Violence
Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome
Psychosocial Treatment
Legal Aspects
The Legal System and Child Protection
Criminal Investigation of Sexual Victimization of Children
Interviewing Children in and out of Court Current Research and Practice Implications
Expert Testimony
Risk Management for Professionals Working With Maltreated Children and Adult Survivors
Prevention and Service Delivery
Child Abuse Prevention Accomplishments and Challenges

An Integrated Model of Psychotherapy for Abused Children
Treating Sexually Abused Adolescents
Treating Adult Survivors of Severe Childhood Abuse and Neglect Further Development of an Integrative Model
Adults Adolescents and Children Who Sexually Abuse Children A Developmental Perspective
Medical Aspects of Child Maltreatment
Medical Issues in Child Sexual Abuse
Physical Abuse Accidental Versus Intentional Trauma in Children
Neglect of Childrens Health
Child Fatalities
Preventing and Reporting Abuse
Cultural Competency in the Field of Child Maltreatment
Mental Health Services for Children Reported to Child Protective Services
Community Organization of Services to Deal With and End Child Abuse
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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John E.B. Myers, J.D. is a Distinguished Professor and Scholar at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 100 articles and chapters on child maltreatment and his writing has been cited by more than 140 courts, including the United States Supreme Court. John is a frequent speaker at conferences, having made more than 400 presentations around the world.

John N. Briere, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, where he consults and teaches in the ER, burn unit, and inpatient psychiatry, and Center Director of the USC Adolescent Trauma Training Center’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, he is recipient of the Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Scientific Achievement from ISTSS, and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division 56, and has been designated Highly Cited Researcher (Behavioral Sciences) by the Institute for Scientific Information. He is author of a number of books, articles, and psychological tests in the areas of trauma and interpersonal violence, and has a long-standing interest in the clinical applications of meditation, mindfulness, and compassion. His website is

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