Child Abuse: An Overview
- American Medical Association. Child Abuse. From Medem: Medical Library. American Medical Association Web Site.
- American Medical Association Child Abuse and Neglect. Medem: Medical Library. American Medical Association Web Site.
- American Medical Association. Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines on Mental Health Effects of Family Violence. American Medical Association Web Site.
- American Medical Association. JAMA Patient Page: Protecting Our Children – Sexual Abuse of Children Is Common, and Too Often Undetected. From Medem: Medical Library. American Medical Association Web Site.
- American Psychological Association. Facts About Family Violence. American Psychological Association Web Site.
- American Psychological Association. Protecting Our Children From Abuse and Neglect. American Psychological Association Web Site.
- American Psychological Association. Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Education, Prevention, and Recovery. American Psychological Association Web Site. October, 1999.
- American Psychological Association. Violence and the Family: Report of the APA Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family — Executive Summary. American Psychological Association Web Site.
- Caldwell, R. The Costs Of Child Abuse vs. Child Abuse Prevention: Michigan’s Experience. Michigan State University Web Site. 1992.
- Delaplane, D. and A. Delaplane. Victims of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Rape, Robbery, Assault, and Violent Death: A Manual for Clergy and Congregations. Special Edition for Military Chaplains.
Includes a section entitled, “Scriptural References About Children”. Scriptures include Hebrew Scriptures, the Talmud, the New Testament.
- Dickinson, L., Verloin deGruy, F., Dickinson, W.P., and L. Candib. Health-Related Quality of Life and Symptom Profiles of Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Arch Fam Med. 1999;8:35-43.
- Dietz, P., Spitz, A., Anda, R., Williamson, D., McMahon, P., Santelli, J., Nordenberb, D., Felitti, V., and J. Kendrick. Unintended Pregnancy Among Adult Women Exposed to Abuse or Household Dysfunction During Their Childhood.JAMA. 1999;282:1359-1364.
- DiScala, C., Sege, R., Guohua, L, and R. Reece. Child Abuse and Unintentional Injuries: A 10-Year Retrospective. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154:16-22.
- Fiscella, K. Does Child Abuse Predict Adolescent Pregnancy? Pediatrics. 1998;101:620-624.
- Goldman, L., Horan, D., Warshaw, C., Kaplan, S, and M. Hendricks-Matthews. Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines on Mental Health Effects of Family Violence. American Medical Association Web Site. October, 1995.
- Goodyear-Smith, F. Medical Considerations in the Diagnosis of Child Sexual Abuse. Institute for Psychological Therapies. Volume 6, Number 2. 1994.
- Harlow, C. Prior Abuse Reported by Inmates and Probationers. Bureau of Justice Statistics Selected Findings. April 1999, NCJ 172879.
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- Hwang, M. JAMA Patient Page: Protecting Our Children From Child Abuse. JAMA. 1999; 282:500.
- Leventhan, J. The Challenges of Recognizing Child Abuse: Seeing Is Believing. JAMA Vol. 281 No. 7, February 17, 1999. Editorial.
- National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect. Child Abuse and Neglect State Statutes Elements: Reporting Laws Number 2: Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect. NCCAN Web Site.
- National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect. Child Fatalities Fact Sheet. National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Web Site.
- National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect. Fact Sheets: Child Abuse and Neglect National Statistics. NCCAN Web Site. April 2000.
- National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Fact Sheets: What is Child Maltreatment? National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Web Site. July 2000.
- Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect Joint Statement Of The American Academy Of Pediatrics And The American Academy Of Pediatric Dentistry. From Medem: Medical Library. American Medical Association Web Site.
- Rabasca, L. Less Than 10 Percent of Funds Spent on Abuse and Neglect is Geared Toward Prevention. APA Monitor Online. Volume 30, Number 4. April, 1999.
- Rand, M. Violence-Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report. August 1997, NCJ-156921. Revised 7/9/98.
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- Sedlak, A., and D. Broadhurst. Executive Summary Of The Third National Incidence Study Of Child Abuse And Neglect. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. September 1996.
- Twenge, J. The Age of Anxiety? Birth Cohort Change in Anxiety and Neuroticism, 1952-1993. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. December 2000 Vol. 79, No. 6, 1007-1021.
- Walker, E., Unutzer, J., Rutter, C., Gelfand, A., Saunders, K., VonKorff, M., Koss, M., and W. Katon. Costs of Health Care Use by Women HMO Members With a History of Childhood Abuse and Neglect. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1999;56:609-613.
More online Child Abuse information.
- Child Maltreatment 1998: Reports from the States to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems
National statistics on child abuse and neglect (09/2000)
- The Scope and Problem of Child Maltreatment
- National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
- Evaluation of Physical Abuse in Children
From the American Academy of Family Physicians – Guidelines for recognizing physical abuse in children.
- Guidelines for the Evaluation of Sexual Abuse of Children: Subject Review
From the American Academy of Pediatrics. The role of the physician is outlined.
- Child Neglect: A Guide For Intervention
From the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect.
- Past, Present, and Future Roles of Child Protective Services
From The Future of Children.
- Clinical Assessment of Child Victims and Adult Survivors of Child Maltreatment
From the Journal of Counseling and Development.
- Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
An online book from National Academy Press.
- An Introduction to Child Maltreatment
From Division 37 of the American Psychological Association, The Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services of the APA has developed a five-unit lesson plan for use in secondary schools.
- How to Report Suspected Child Maltreatment
From the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Abuse Introduction | Signs of Child Abuse
Child Abuse Statistics | It’s Under Reported
Effects of Child Abuse on Children: Abuse General
Effects of Child Abuse on Children: Child Sexual Abuse
Injuries to Children: Physical and Sexual Abuse
Effects of Child Abuse on Adults: Childhood Abuse
Effects of Child Abuse on Adults: Childhood Sexual Abuse
Definition of Physical Abuse | Signs of Physical Abuse
Definition of Sexual Abuse | Signs of Sexual Abuse
Definition of Child Neglect | Signs of Child Neglect
Definition of Emotional Abuse | Signs of Emotional Abuse
Abusers | Pedophiles
Child Physical Abuse and Corporal Punishment
Treatment for Child Abuse
Costs to Society
State Child Abuse Laws
Nationwide Crisis Line and Hotline Directory
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“Child Abuse: An Overview” was written by C. J. Newton, MA, Learning Specialist and published in the Find Counseling.com (formerly TherapistFinder.net) Mental Health Journal in April, 2001.
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