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Experts in both child physical and sexual abuse are brought together in this volume, which focuses on both child and adult survivors. Contributors explore innovative treatment and prevention approaches, such as school and community violence prevention programmes, and preparation of children who have to testify in court.

Marital Conflict, Abuse, and Adversity in the Family and Child Adjustment: A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective
Marital conflict, abuse, and adversity in the family and child adjustment: A developmental psychopathology perspective
E. MarkCummings

Multiple and co-occurring forms of child adversity and maltreatment occur within the context of marital conflict. Marital conflict is likely to enhance the adversity of abuse, for example, by increasing the child's general arousal or tension level. Effects of interspousal abuse have been reported to be similar to those linked with physical child abuse (Jaffe, Wolfe, Wilson, & Zak, 1986). Interspousal abuse is psychologically and emotionally highly distressing for children to witness. But marital conflict is not unitary and can take positive, neutral, negative, or highly negative forms of expression from the perspective of the ...

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