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Published: 07 April 2016

160 Pages


ISBN: 9780199399154

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A Story of Child Abuse in America

Joan Kaufman

  • Book may be of interest to the following academic/professional organizations and associations: -Child Welfare League of America -American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry -International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies -American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Best review media for title: -Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines -Cambridge University Press
  • The circumstances precipitating entry into care for the children in this proposed book are much more prototypic of the average child entering care in America today. Like the majority of parents who lose custody of their children, the mother in this proposed book experienced horrific abuse as a child, struggled with substance abuse and mental health problems, had romantic relationships that were marred by violence, and was poor.
  • The author's background in neuroscience and gene-environment interaction studies, in addition to child welfare work, adds state-of-the art biomedical research into conceptualizations of the issues relevant to understanding risk and promoting resiliency among children served by the system.
  • This book covers a broad range of policy issues and includes up-to-date research findings from neuroscience and genetics relevant to improving outcomes of children and families involved with child welfare.
  • This book examines systemic problems in child welfare via the twists and turns of a family's gripping and rattling story, though each chapter is punctuated with a detailed scholarly review of topics related to the events delineated.
  • The content is meaningful and accessible to both professional and lay audiences, with foci that span from neurobiology to social policy.

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