Abuse and Victimization Across the Life Span

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988 - Psychology - 270 pages
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This book addresses the problem of family violence from a developmental perspective. Rather than limiting its focus to a specific stage of development, the book encourages the consideration of the effects of violence on victims at all points in the life span from infancy to adulthood. Within each period, chapters treat normal development, the effects of abuse on development, and strategies for change. The contributors also explore special topics such as the criminalization of family violence, abuse of the disabled, race and ethnicity in family violence, and the empowerment of battered women. -- from Book Jacket

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Contents

The Maltreatment of Infants
32
Sexual Abuse in the Lives of Children
82
Abused Adolescents Martha B Straus
107
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Martha B. Straus, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England Graduate School, and Adjunct Instructor in Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She maintains a private practice, consults, and conducts workshops. She is the author of No-Talk Therapy for Children and Adolescents and Violence in the Lives of Adolescents.

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