Child Abuse and Neglect the Silent Voice
Authors: Bernice Roberts Kennedy, PhD
Publisher: BRK Global Healthcare Consulting Firm, LLC
Year Published: 2013 (Revised 2015; Revised 2020)
Format: Paper Perfect Bound Book
Child abuse is any physical or mental injury, sexual exploitation negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child by a parent or caregiver. The abuse of children consists of physical neglect, emotional neglect, and emotional abuse. Physical neglect involves the deprivation of necessities, such as food, clothing, shelter, supervision, medical care, and education. Emotional neglect refers to a failure to meet the child’s need for affection, attention, and emotional nurturance. This book consists of theoretical frameworks on scholars’ views on the cause of child abuse and neglect. Also, the last section of this book will discuss treatment strategies for child abuse.