Future Directions

  • James Garbarino
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Abstract

In this chapter we will consider future directions in understanding factors contributing to child abuse and neglect. What does the future hold for this important field? We may examine five such directions: expanding definitions, increasing polarization of family experiences, proliferating linkage between child maltreatment and other dimensions of developmental risk, intensifying debate over the nature of community responsibility for children, and growing importance of psychological maltreatment as an integrating concept in the study of child abuse and neglect.

Keywords

Child Maltreatment Physical Abuse Minimal Standard Psychological Maltreatment Physical Child Abuse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Garbarino
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  1. 1.Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child DevelopmentChicagoUSA

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