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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.

Children and Youth Who Witness Violence: New Directions in Intervention and Prevention
Children and youth who witness violence: New directions in intervention and prevention

Children and youth who witness wife assault/domestic violence are a neglected high-risk group. They are at greatly elevated risk of becoming involved in violent relationships, both with peers and in adult relationships. In addition, they are at significantly elevated risk for a wide spectrum of serious emotional and behavioral problems, and their school achievement is often compromised. Yet their needs remain poorly recognized and understood. The needs and risks of children who witness violence in the home are not sufficiently recognized by mental health and child protection professionals, law enforcement personnel, school teachers or administrators, health care providers, or social science researchers. ...

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