Resiliency and Risk Factors in Child Maltreatment

In the wake of experiencing child maltreatment, children and adolescents have to make their way back to normalcy in a pace that works for them. Their resiliency, among other things, aids those affected by child maltreatment, or any other form of abuse, violence, or maltreatment. Resiliency gets them to a state of being that creates a feeling of safety and security with their surroundings and with themselves. This blog post will go over what ensures positive steps forward, as outlined in our Mental Health Issues of Child Maltreatment textbook.Read More »

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Defining Physical and Emotional Child Neglect

On our blog, we’ve covered physical and emotional child abuse. However, the difference between abuse and neglect is distinctive. While abuse and maltreatment are interchangeable, neglect is failure to provide basic needs or failure to intervene when necessary. Featured in our Nursing Approach to the Evaluation of Child Maltreatment 2nd Edition, these types of neglect are defined and further explained.
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Physical Abuse Prevention

Over the last several decades, the field of child abuse prevention has reached the realm of common knowledge and more people know the difference between correct parenting behavior and whether parents need to seek help to be a better parent. With that said, there are still children who suffer at the hand of abuse, sometimes physically. In the case of physical abuse, serious work needs to be done in terms of prevention. This post contains current actions being taken to prevent physical abuse outlined in our newest textbook, Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention, Vol. 1.Read More »

Prevention of Child Maltreatment

At the heart of child maltreatment prevention is the idea that we can reduce the number of occurrences by tracking the source and stopping it before it happens. With the information presented in our two new titles, this can be accomplished by hard-working professionals who intend to reduce the rate of abuse, neglect, and maltreatment. This anecdote, featured in volume 1, details how this can happen:Read More »

Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities

Since the establishment of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003 and the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC), the issue of sexual assault in correctional facilities (including prison, jail, juvenile detention, etc.) has been addressed with the goal in mind to reduce the rate of assaults, protect individuals at risk, and prevent it from happening in the first place. In our new Sexual Assault Second Edition, Volume 3, we have information that specifically tackles the issue of sexual assault in correctional facilities and suggests ways to promote safety, making reporting easier for victims.Read More »