Social Work and Family Violence: Theories, Assessment, and by Joan McClennen PhD

By Joan McClennen PhD

To effectively serve households, social paintings scholars needs to comprehend the theories and matters surrounding kinfolk violence. This cutting edge textbook comprehensively discusses 3 different types of kin violence: baby abuse and maltreatment, intimate accomplice violence, and elder abuse.

Discussions on checks and interventions are supplied for the grownup sufferers of relations violence, grownup survivors of kid abuse, baby witnesses of family violence, adolescent sufferers of courting violence, aged sufferers, and perpetrators of abuse. evaluation approaches and evidence-based remedies also are mentioned. This e-book additionally covers a vast variety of weak populations and addresses their wishes for specific providers, legislative motion, and techniques for potent intervention. The ebook meets the factors of the Council on Social paintings schooling with its specialize in ethics, populations-at-risk, and diversity.

Intended for either bachelor's- and master's-level social paintings scholars, this article features a number of beneficial properties comparable to case reports from real-life tales of relatives violence in each bankruptcy, key phrases, dialogue questions, and extra.

Key topics:

  • Court buildings and methods, really good court docket prone for households experiencing violence, investigative interviewing, and social employees' roles in the judicial approach
  • Identifying and investigating baby maltreatment, discussing indicators and effects, baby interviewing, moral dilemmas of mandated reporting, and the foster care procedure
  • Intimate accomplice violence, together with theoretical views, legislation and regulations, monetary charges, discovered helplessness, the battered girl syndrome, orders of defense, crucial arrest, and extra
  • Elder abuse, together with an summary of theories, checks, threat components, grownup protecting prone, caregiver interventions, and extra

Instructor's Guide:
to be had as an digital dossier, the instructor's consultant incorporates a pattern syllabus appropriate for a kin Violence direction. It additionally positive aspects bankruptcy targets, questions (multiple selection, true/false, and dialogue) and solutions, and PowerPoint slides for every bankruptcy. certified teachers may perhaps touch us to obtain the documents. To request a replica, please e-mail

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Children & Schools, 29(1), 17–24. , & Lee, I. (2008, December). The first-three years of parenting: Evidence from the Fragile Families and Child Well-Being Study. Children & Youth Services Review, 20(12), 1447–1457. Jalongo, M. R. (2006, August). The story of Mary Ellen Wilson: Tracing the origins of child protection in America. [Electronic version]. Early Childhood Education Journal, 34(1). com Jellen, L. , McCarroll, J. , & Thayer, L. E. (2001). S. Army cases. Child Abuse & Neglect, 25, 623–639.

Family income was significant in nearly every category of maltreatment. Compared to children whose families earned $30,000 per year or more, those in families with annual incomes below $15,000 per year were: 25 26 Social Work and Family Violence ■ More than 22 times more likely to experience some form of maltreatment under the harm standard and over 25 times more likely to suffer maltreatment of some type using the endangerment standard ■ More than 44 times more likely to be neglected by either definitional standard ■ Almost 18 times more likely to be sexually abused by either definitional standard ■ Over 22 times more likely to be seriously injured by maltreatment under either standard Among the conclusions from the NIS report is the greater risk for maltreatment of children living in larger single-parent and low-income families.

Because of the rapid development of the brain during children’s first 5 years of life, they are particularly vulnerable during this period to the adverse sequelae (consequences) of abuse (Kentall-Tackett, 2000; Lee & Hoaken, 2007). , 2006). Also applicable to young children is the attachment theory, which stresses the importance of bonding between children and their parental figures (Bowlby, 1969). Numerous problematic behaviors of children and adults are attributed to inadequate or inappropriate attachment during their youth.

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