Child Abuse and Neglect

Weaving Theory, Research, and Treatment in the Twenty-First Century
  • John R. Lutzker
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Abstract

As serious a societal problem as child abuse and neglect (CAN) is, it may be time to be somewhat laudatory about our accomplishments in addressing CAN in the last half of the 20th century. If we examine the history of science, or even the relatively young field of psychology, we become aware that most of science and psychology has had considerably more time to develop theory and effective treatments than has the field of CAN. Further, CAN may be more multidisciplinary than most other fields of human enterprise, and the field faces delicate legal and ethical issues.

Keywords

Child Abuse Family Violence Corporal Punishment Child Protective Service Physical Child Abuse 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Lutzker
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of JudaismLos AngelesUSA

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