Advertisement

Child Abuse and Neglect

  • James G. Hughes
  • John A. Hunter
Part of the Critical Issues in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics book series (CIDB)

Abstract

The unfortunate human tendency toward violence, starting when Cain killed Abel, constitutes a somber page in the archives of history. The record of mankind is replete with accounts of child abuse and neglect. None are more vivid than those of Charles Dickens, epitomized in his novels Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. The severely adverse conditions under which children often lived and worked during the industrial revolution, as well as the dark fate of many of Europe’s children during World War II, are modern examples of massive child abuse and neglect.

Keywords

Sexual Abuse Child Abuse Physical Abuse Foster Care Subdural Hematoma 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Adams-Tucker, C., 1982, Proximate effects of sexual abuse in childhood: report on 28 children, Am. J. Psychiatry 139:10.Google Scholar
  2. Caffey, J., 1946, Multiple fractures in the long bones of infants suffering from chronic subdural hematoma, Am. J. Roentgenol. 56:163.Google Scholar
  3. Caylor, S.P., 1978, The sexual abuse of children: the crime nobody wants to talk about, The Record 41(6):7.Google Scholar
  4. Danton, J. H., 1979, MMPI profile configurations associated with incestuous and nonincestuous child molesting, Psychol. Rep. 45.Google Scholar
  5. DeFrancis, V., 1969, Protecting the Child Victim of Sex Crimes by Adults, The American Humane Association, Denver, CO.Google Scholar
  6. Freud, Sigmund, 1953, Psycho-analysis: Collected Papers, vol. V, Hogarth Press, London.Google Scholar
  7. Fritz, G. S., et al., 1981, A comparison of males and females who were sexually molested as children, J. Sex Marital Ther. 7(1):54.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Gray, J. D., et al, 1977, Prediction and prevention of child abuse and neglect, Int. J. Child Abuse Neglect, 1.Google Scholar
  9. Groth, N. A., 1976, Guidelines for the assessment and management of the offender in sexual assault: The victim and the rapist, in: M.T. Walker, et al. , eds., Lexington Books, Lexington, MA.Google Scholar
  10. Heifer, R. E., et al. , 1976, Child abuse and neglect: the family and the community, Ballinger, Cambridge, MA.Google Scholar
  11. Kempe, C.H., 1978, Sexual abuse, another hidden pediatric problem, Pediatrics 62:382.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. Kempe, C. H., et al. , 1962, The battered child syndrome, JAMA 181:17.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. McQuiston, M., and Schrandt, R., 1977, Improving parent-child relationships through parent didactic/play group, paper presented at symposium on Treatment of the Abused and Neglected Child, Part II (Oct., 1977), Denver, CO.Google Scholar
  14. Quinsey, V. L., et al, 1979, Sexual preferences among incestuous and nonincestuous child molesters, Behav. Ther. 10.Google Scholar
  15. Rodriguez, A., 1977, Handbook of Child Abuse and Neglect, Medical Examination, New York.Google Scholar
  16. Schmitt, B. D., 1977, Child abuse and neglect, in: Synopsis of Pediatrics, ed. 6 (J. Hughes, ed.) C. V. Mosby, St. Louis, MO.Google Scholar
  17. Sgroi, S. M., et al, 1982, Child sexual abuse: the offense, the offender, and the victim, workshop presented at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (March 26, 1982).Google Scholar
  18. Silverman, F.M., 1953, The roentgen manifestations of unrecognized skeletal trauma in infants, Am. J. Roentgenol 69:413.Google Scholar
  19. U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1975, Child abuse and neglect: the problem and its management. I. An overview of the problem, pub. no. (OHD) 73-30073, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.Google Scholar
  20. Woolley, P.V., Jr., and Evans, W.A., Jr., 1955, Significance of skeletal lesions in infants resembling those of traumatic origin, JAMA 158:539.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • James G. Hughes
    • 1
  • John A. Hunter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Center for Health SciencesLe Bonheur Children’s Medical CenterMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesEastern Virginia Medical School, and Family Sexual Trauma Program, and Adolescent Unit, County Mental Health Center, Psychiatric InstituteNorfolkUSA

Personalised recommendations