Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention Bundle

The Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention 2-volume set offers a broad collection of peer-reviewed research on the physical, sexual, and mental abuse of children and details a variety of multidisciplinary models for the prevention of abuse.

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Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention
2-Volume Set

Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention is a comprehensive reference on current practices and future plans for the prevention of maltreatment and abuse in children. It features two volumes focused on specific components of these efforts:

Features & Benefits

  • Ideal for multidisciplinary use
  • Comprehensive reference on abuse prevention
  • Convenient resources for research purposes
  • Authored by internationally recognized experts
Product Details:

Perfect Bound 11×7 inches
894 pages, 45 images, 88 contributors


Pediatricians, Pediatric Nurses, Pediatric Mental Health Professionals, Child Abuse Prevention Specialists, Violence Prevention Specialists, Public Health Specialists, Epidemiologists, Social Workers, Child Protection Professionals, Victim Advocates, Child Advocates, Child Advocacy Center Personnel, Health Education Specialists, Community Organizers, Community Outreach Specialists, Public Policy Advocates, College and Medical Library Administrators

Publication date:

January 2017


978-1-936590-21-6 (eBook set)

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Definition of Abuse and Prevention

Section I: Introduction 
1. Etiology and Risk and Protective Factors in the Context of Primary Prevention
2. A Conceptual Framework for Exploring the Social Determinants of Child Maltreatment
3. Emerging Opportunities in Prevention: Lessons From the Past
4. Promoting the Health and Well-being of Children: The Role of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
in Preventing Child Maltreatment
5. Economic Burden of Child Maltreatment

Section II: The Science of Prevention
6. Expanding the Definition of Evidence in Child Maltreatment Prevention
7. Does Intervention Work?: Research Designs in Prevention
8. Complexity Science Applications in Child Maltreatment Prevention
9. A Research Agenda to Accelerate the Adoption and Effective Use of Promising Child Maltreatment Prevention Strategies

Section III: Prevention for Different Types of Maltreatment
10. Promising Approaches for Preventing Child Neglect
11. Corporal Punishment and Child Abuse: Policy and Prevention Programs
12. Physical Abuse Prevention
13. Primary Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse
14. Non-Programmatic Approaches to Child Maltreatment Prevention
15. Prevention of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
16. Community Violence Exposure Among Children and Youth: Considering Risk and Protective Factors and Prevention
17. Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Prevention Approaches With Mothers and Fathers
18. Prevention of Psychological Maltreatment
19. Preventing Cyber Sexual Solicitation of Adolescents

Section IV: Conclusion
20. The Future of Child Abuse Prevention

Volume 2: Societal, Organizational, and International Approaches

Section I: Communal and Societal Prevention
1. Preventing Child Maltreatment Through the Positive Community Norms Framework
2. The Power of Child Death Review to Prevent Maltreatment
3. Business: Increasing Involvement
4. Prevention Advocacy and Legislation

Section II: Agency and Organizational Approaches to Prevention 
5. Preventing Child Maltreatment United States Military Community
6. The Federal Government’s Role in Child Maltreatment Prevention: History and Current Efforts
7. National Organizations Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Before They Occur
8. Children’s Advocacy Centers and Child Abuse Prevention: A Natural Fit

Section III: Selected Models of Prevention
9. Early Home Visitation Services to Prevent Physical Child Abuse and Neglect
10. Strengthening Families Through Early Care and Education
11. Maltreatment Prevention Programming in Early Childhood: A Review of Models Delivered in Center-Based Settings
12. Shared Leadership®: An Innovative Approach to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
13. The PREVENT Program: A Public Health Approach
14. A Population Approach to the Prevention of Child Maltreatment: The Triple P—Positive Parenting Program System
15. SafeCare®: Preventing Child Neglect Through Scaling-Up and Examining Implementation Issues of an Evidence-Based Practice

Section IV: Prevention Among Special Populations
16. The Prevention of Maltreatment Among Children With Disabilities Through Early Identification and Comprehensive Provision of Services
17. Cultural Considerations in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Section V: International Approaches to Prevention
18. Children’s Rights to Prevention of and Protection From Violence and Maltreatment
19. Sure Star Local Programmes: Area-Based Preventative Intervention in England
20. Child Abuse Prevention in Canada
21. Child Abuse Prevention and Neglect Prevention: The Pakistani Scenario
22. Prevention of Child Abuse in Estonia

Section VI: Conclusion
23. The Future of Child Abuse Prevention

Randell Alexander, MD, PhD

Randell Alexander is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida and the Morehouse School of Medicine. He currently serves as chief of the Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics and interim chief of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Florida-Jacksonville. In addition, he is the statewide medical director of child protections teams for the Department of Health’s Children’s Medical Services and is part of the International Advisory Board for the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. He has also served as vice chair of the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the boards of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and Prevent Child Abuse America. Randell Alexander has served on state child death review committees in Iowa, Georgia, and Florida, and two regional child death review committees. He is an active researcher, lectures widely, and testifies frequently in major child abuse cases throughout the country.

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Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention is an in-depth and conceptually rich 2-volume set that reviews the history, present, and potential future of child maltreatment prevention. Prevention should be a top priority for every professional, agency, and institution addressing child maltreatment. Without the unified vision and effort of everyone involved in mitigating the terrible toll of child maltreatment, we risk the perception, and perhaps even the reality, of becoming a child abuse industry, merely processing victims and perpetrators rather than effecting the revolutionary social movement to ensure a better future for children, families, and societies that I, and most of my colleagues, envision.

With more than 80 contributors representing business, child advocacy, counseling, economics, education, government, law, medicine, psychology, public health, social science, and social work, these 2 volumes are the most current and comprehensive resource addressing child maltreatment prevention. Every private and public agency, educational department, hospital, library, and most professionals involved in the child maltreatment field should have ready access to this information, whether it be on their bookshelves or online. Thanks to Randy Alexander for leading this effort and to all the contributors for their dedication to a brighter tomorrow.

David L. Corwin, MD
Professor and Director of Forensic Services
Pediatrics Department
University of Utah School of Medicine
Board Chair
Academy on Violence and Abuse
Vice President
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Salt Lake City, Utah

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