Violence Against Children in the Family and the Community
Children in the United States experience violence in many forms. They are the victims of physical and sexual abuse within their families, they witness battering of and by their parents, and they experience or witness violence in their schools and communities. Poor children are especially at risk for experiencing these forms of violence. Recently, considerable research has accumulated documenting the psychological impact of such violence on children's development.
Violence Against Children in the Family and the Community brings together in one volume the latest findings from researchers on violence, with the aim of integrating findings and pointing out gaps in our knowledge that future research will need to address. The book also describes promising interventions that have helped children already damaged by violence and suggests strategies for preventing violence before it occurs.
The book is divided into five sections that cover developmental consequences, causes, interventions, prevention, and future research and public policy issues. This richly documented volume will be an indispensable resource for developmental psychologists, violence researchers, social workers, and policy makers.