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Multiple Victimization of Children

Conceptual, Developmental, Research, and Treatment Issues, 1st Edition

By Betty B Rossman, Mindy S Rosenberg


370 pages

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Mental health professionals who work with abused and neglected children have long recognized that their clients do not necessarily experience only one form of maltreatment; however, until now there was no single source for researchers and clinicians to refer to about the effects of multiple victimization on children’s development. Multiple Victimization of Children: Conceptual, Developmental, Research, and Treatment Issues fills the gap in the literature by bringing together theorists, researchers, and clinicians to present current theoretical models and address research and clinical issues for multiply victimized children and adolescents, with a special focus on the impact of victimization in major domains of development. As the only book to focus specifically on children who experience the co-occurrence of different types of maltreatment, Multiple Victimization of Children ties together developmental and trauma research of the multiple victimization of children and youth and contributes to the thrust to consider maltreatment from a developmental systems perspective. You’ll also see how treatment demands differ for those who experience multiple versus single forms of maltreatment. Other things you learn about include:

  • three different conceptual models (risk and resiliency, stress and coping, trauma and post-traumatic reactions) from which to view the co-occurrence of maltreatment
  • singular and multiple victimization literature on young children, school-age children, and adolescents
  • the impact of multiple maltreatment on the ongoing development of children in the cognitive, self, affect, and social domains
  • ritualized abuse and a victim’s capacity to change
  • legal, ethical, and research issues

    Multiple Victimization of Children will save you time, energy, and money by assisting you in planning research and treatment interventions, and in formulating legal, medical, educational, and community strategies for dealing with multiple maltreatment victims. Researchers in the developmental and trauma fields will gain ideas about research directions, protocols for research designs, and insight into problems that have plagued other researchers. Mental health and community agency professionals, as well as attorneys and legal advocates involved in the juvenile justice system also benefit greatly from this book. Finally, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, social work, and educational counseling will be able to get an overview of the current child maltreatment information and the unique problems presented by this population of children and families.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • The Multiple Victimization of Children: Incidence and Conceptual Issues
  • II. Incidence and Conceptual Issues
  • Cumulative Risk and Protection Models of Child Maltreatment
  • Stress and Coping Approaches and Research: The Impact of Marital Conflict on Children
  • Trauma Models and the Effects of Childhood Maltreatment
  • III. Overview of the Literature
  • The Victimization of Young Children
  • The Victimization of School-Age Children
  • Maltreated Adolescents: Victims Caught Between Childhood and Adulthood
  • IV. Impact on Development
  • The Effect of Multiple Victimization on Children’s Cognition: Variations in Response
  • The Effects of Child Abuse on the Self-System
  • Multiple Maltreatment and the Development of Self and Emotion Regulation
  • The Effects of Multiple Abuse in Interpersonal Relationships: An Attachment Perspective
  • V. Treatment Approaches and Issues
  • Intervention for Young Children Who Have Been Multiply Abused
  • Multiple Victimization and the Process and Outcome of Child Psychotherapy
  • Into the Haunted House of Mirrors: The Treatment of Multiply Traumatized Adolescents
  • VI. Special Issues
  • Correlates of Multiple Forms of Victimization in Religion-Related Child Abuse Cases
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Multiply Victimized Children
  • Conclusion: The Multiple Victimization of Children: Remaining Issues
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology