This book examines the need to emphasize the influence of the environment in responding clinically to the needs of abusive families. It documents the utility of the ecological method, a technique appropriate to large-scale environmental study in the analysis of child maltreatment issues.
1. Introduction 2. Child Protection in the U.S.: A System in Crisis 3. Rival Theories and Previous Research 4. Findings 5. Discussion of Study Results 6. Recommendations 7. Conclusion