This thorough exploration of the major types of family violence details the range of abusive behaviors perpetrated within family systems. Case vignettes effectively illustrate these events, and the victims' experiences and perceptions of the abuse. Chapters delineate: the reasons why various types of abuse continue to occur; how different types of violent behavior may be treated; and suggestions for prevention. In addition, the author provides definitions of terms, summaries, valuable references and additional suggested readings.

Child Abuse

Child abuse

Mr. and Mrs. Jessup, a young couple In their late 20s, are the parents of two boys, Scott age 4, and Tim, age 3. Both boys attend nursery school while their parents work. Recently, while a nursery school aide was helping Tim go to the bathroom, she observed red marks and bruises on his buttocks. The nursery school aide showed the marks to Tim's teacher, who concluded that the marks appeared to have been made with a belt. When Tim was asked about the marks, he only replied that they hurt. The teacher recalled that earlier in the day Tim was pulling on his pants and not wanting to sit on a hard chair during storytelling time, making her now realize that ...

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