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Child Maltreatment

Karel Kurst-Swanger and Jacqueline L. Petcosky

in Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165180
eISBN:
9780199864966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165180.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter explores a variety of issues and concerns relating to the maltreatment of children. It begins with an examination of the social and historical context in which society views and treats ... More


Abuse, Neglect, and the State

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Parents have considerable latitude in the way they treat their children but are not free to abuse the children or to neglect them. But what should count as abuse or neglect, and what should determine ... More


Child Abuse and Neglect

Letnie F. Rock

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0020
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter presents a global overview of familial child abuse and neglect, and gives insights on this problem in the English-speaking Caribbean world. Child abuse is a global phenomenon with a long ... More


Children’s health in developing countries: issues of coping, child neglect and marginalization

David A. Leon and Gill Walt

in Poverty, Inequality, and Health: An International Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192631961
eISBN:
9780191723599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a conceptual model to help understand the variables that play a role in the complex scenario of child neglect in poor communities in developing countries, their social ... More


Family of Friends: Creating a Supportive Day Care Community to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Martha Morrison Dore, Nancy Feldman, and Amy Winnick Gelles

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195159226
eISBN:
9780199893843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses the Family of Friends program. Family of Friends is an innovative program model designed to be implemented in day care centers and other preschool programs to create nurturing ... More


Child Maltreatment and Parricide

Kathleen M. Heide

in Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195176667
eISBN:
9780199979028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176667.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter discusses various types of abuse and neglect, given the pivotal role that child maltreatment plays in many cases of youths who kill parents. It defines four types of abuse (physical, ... More


The NSPCC ‘in transition’, 1922–56

Sarah-Anne Buckley

in The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter Three addresses the period from 1922 to the setting up of the ISPCC in 1956. From 1922, the Society had to adjust its focus to survive in independent Ireland. This notion of ‘crisis and ... More


The Psychosocial Process Underlying Residential Care Placement Decisions

Leonor Bettencourt Rodrigues, Manuela Calheiros, and Cícero Pereira

in Decision-Making and Judgment in Child Welfare and Protection: Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190059538
eISBN:
9780190059569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059538.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Ecological models on decision-making in child protection determine how many different factors influence that process, starting with case-specific characteristics, organizational factors, and external ... More


Child Protection through the Criminal Law

Kenneth McK. Norrie

in A History of Scottish Child Protection Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474444170
eISBN:
9781474490740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444170.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The earliest criminal law dealing with children differently from the adult population was that concerned with sexual offences. This chapter explores the changing policies of the law, from the late ... More


Families in Transition and Families in Crisis

Clare Huntington

in Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780195385762
eISBN:
9780199366965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385762.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Too often, families are unable to provide children with the strong, stable, positive relationships that are essential for individual and societal well-being. This chapter describes the substantial ... More


Child Protection

Sanford N. Katz

in Family Law in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199759224
eISBN:
9780199364800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759224.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

That children were the property of their parents, a principle that prevailed in the common law, served as the foundation for the belief, supported by law, that parents had ... More


Child abuse in the United States

Margaret Spinelli

in Perinatal Psychiatry: The legacy of Channi Kumar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199676859
eISBN:
9780191918346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199676859.003.0030
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Child abuse is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and other countries. It is the second leading cause of death among children in the US. All 50 States, the District of ... More


1834–1873: Becoming Women and Ogresses

Carolyn A. Conley

in Debauched, Desperate, Deranged: Women Who Killed, London 1674-1913

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198863038
eISBN:
9780191895562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863038.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the Victorian period, the urge to match women accused of homicide to stereotypes grew stronger. This was a challenge, since at the same time the number of women tried for killing their own ... More


A History of Scottish Child Protection Law

Kenneth McK. Norrie

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474444170
eISBN:
9781474490740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444170.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book explores the development of Scottish child protection law from its earliest days in the poor law, tracing the changing assumptions that underlay child protection processes, and the radical ... More


Borderline Sanctity: Dorothea of Montau, 1347–1394

David Wallace

in Strong Women: Life, Text, and Territory 1347–1645

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199541713
eISBN:
9780191730924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541713.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Dorothea Swarze was born into a family of German peasant colonists in present-day Poland. She practised extreme forms of self-punishment from an early age: beating herself with rods, whips, thistles, ... More


Regulating Biological Parenting: The Problem of Possibly Inadequate Parents

S. Matthew Liao

in The Right to Be Loved

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190234836
eISBN:
9780190234850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234836.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the topic of whether we should institute some kind of parental licensing scheme, that is, require biological parents to demonstrate certain competence and character before they ... More


Child Protection

Claire Fenton-Glynn

in Children and the European Court of Human Rights

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198787518
eISBN:
9780191829628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787518.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter analyses the obligations placed on domestic authorities in the field of child protection. It starts by examining the way in which the Court has attempted to balance the rights of parents ... More


Children's Rights Under and the Law

Samuel Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199795482
eISBN:
9780190259990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795482.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book examines ways in which the law relates to children, from private law (torts, contracts, property, child labor, and emancipation) to public law (First Amendment rights of children in school, ... More


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