Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 221–222 | Cite as

C. Wekerle, D. A. Wolfe, J. A. Cohen, D. S. Bromberg, & L. Murray (eds), 2019: Childhood Maltreatment (2nd Edition)

Hogrefe Publishing Corporation, Boston, MA, 2019. 99 pp., $29.80. ISBN 978-0-88937-418-8
  • Jennifer M. GeigerEmail author
Book Review

This is the second edition of the book, Childhood Maltreatment, which is part of the Advances in Psychotherapy—Evidence-Based Practice series offered by the publisher. The purpose of this text is to provide an overview of child maltreatment, the diagnostics and indications of, and the treatment for, child maltreatment. The book is divided into eight chapters, with the first four addressing the above mentioned overviews, followed by a case vignette, recommendations for further reading, references, and an appendix of tools and resources. The authors are well-known and recognized for their work in the field of child maltreatment and its treatment.

The book begins with an overview of the types of child maltreatment, the prevalence, and provides a brief discussion of the course, prognosis, and context for child maltreatment. This information is presented in a way that is helpful to practitioners primarily, but also students and other human service workers who have a basic understanding of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jane Addams College of Social WorkThe University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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