Treating the Abused Child

  • Anthony P. Mannarino
  • Judith A. Cohen


In most clinical settings, treatment for child abuse rarely focuses solely on the victim, which is inherently sensible since the perpetrator of abuse must also be treated if the risk for re-abuse is to be significantly reduced. Particularly in the area of physical abuse, treatment has largely focused on abusive parents, whereas little has been written about the treatment of child victims. (For a discussion of treatment of the child abuser, see Chapter 11 in this volume.) More recently, however, our understanding of how to treat abused children has increased as data have begun to accumulate regarding the impact of abuse on victims.


Sexual Abuse Abuse Child Child Sexual Abuse Physical Abuse Attributional Style 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony P. Mannarino
    • 1
  • Judith A. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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