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Definition of the noun maltreatment

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noun - plural: maltreatments

  1. cruel or inhumane treatment
    • example: Korean mental hospitals have been compared to concentration camps. Patients are said to be treated like animals who are subjected to violence and maltreatment rather than therapy.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of maltreatment: abuse / ill-treatment / ill-usage
    • more generic word: mistreatment = the practice of treating (someone or something) badly
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Google previewChildren at Risk (2013)

by Robert Ammerman, Michel Hersen

A major problem afflicting the study ofchild characteristics is that child maltreatment is a multidetermined phenomenon that defies unitary causal explanation. Byits very nature, childabusegrows out of aninteraction betweentwoindividuals: theperpetrator and the child. The mostpromising area of future research is toidentify characteristics ofthe interaction orparentchild relationship rather thanindividual factors aspredictorsof maltreatment.The important question then becomes under what ...

Google previewChild Abuse and Neglect (2009)

by Monica L. McCoy, Stefanie M. Keen

McGee and Wolfe do not think psychological maltreatment is the appropriate label.

Google previewChild Maltreatment: An Introduction (2012)

An Introduction by Cindy L. Miller-Perrin, Robin D. Perrin

Additionally, child maltreatment is a form of deviant behavior, and there is no shortage of theory in psychology and sociology devoted to explaining deviant behavior. In the sections that follow, we consider several theories, some originating from the field of psychology and others from the field of sociology. Social Ecology/Social Bonding Theories Social ecology theory is macro in scope, locating deviance in the breakdown of environmental controls (Traub & Little, 1999). Sociologists ...

Google previewTrauma Interventions in War and Peace (2003)

Prevention, Practice, and Policy by Bonnie L. Green

Child maltreatment is a generic term referring to four primary acts: physical abuse , emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. It cuts across all lines of gender, national origin,

Google previewSocial Paediatrics, Safeguarding Children & Child Abuse (2016)

Prepare for the MRCPCH. Key Articles from the Paediatrics & Child Health journal by Will Carroll

Sahana Rao Andrew L Lux Abstract Child maltreatment is a significant worldwide problem, with consequences that can include impaired physical and mental health throughout life, and adverse social and occupational effects that carry a heavy economic and social burden. One estimate of cost to the US economy in 2007, for example, was over US$100bn. In middle- and low-income countries, there have been fewer studies of incidence and prevalence, and the economic and social ...

Google previewHandbook of Early Childhood Development Programs, Practices, and Policies (2017)

by Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, Eric Dearing

The presumed mechanism at work in the intergenerational transmission of maltreatment is that behaviors learned during childhood are reproduced during adulthood, and intervention becomes necessary to “break the cycle” of maltreatment. The intergenerational hypothesis has a lengthy history in the research literature, as well (Kempe et al., 1962). Despite decades of studies, however, only a handful have achieved sufficient methodological rigor (Widom, Czaja, & DuMont, 2015).

Google previewChild Psychology and Psychiatry (2003)

An Introduction by David H. Skuse

Child protection: beyond immediate treatment, the first step in managing child maltreatment is an assessment to determine whether the child is in need of immediate protection, whether the child is already being protected from further abuse, or whether the chronic nature of the abuse calls for an approach towards achieving longer-term protection. This assessment is a multidisciplinary endeavour, led by social services in collaboration with other agencies ( Department of Health, Home ...

Google previewWorking with Vulnerable Families (2013)

A Partnership Approach by Fiona Arney, Dorothy Scott

A public health approach to child maltreatment means that we need to know the causes, ...

Google previewBattered Women and Their Families (2007)

Intervention Strategies and Treatment Programs, Third Edition by Albert R. Roberts, DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE

The CADVS study concluded that the high rate of co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment is a serious problem that requires systematic research on a national level about the types of assessment tools to identify these families and the coordination of services for these families. Another study that used data from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (as did the CADVS study ) examined the identification of domestic violence by Child Protective Services ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling (2016)

by Jon Carlson, Shannon B. Dermer

Maltreatment. Imelda N. Bratton John W. Wallace Child maltreatment is abuse and neglect that occurs to people under 18 years of age and is an ongoing problem across the world. In the United States it is a national public health problem consistently documented over time. Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported almost a quarter of adults state they experienced physical abuse as a child, and one in five women and one in 13 men reported experiencing sexual abuse.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion (2003)

by Thomas P. Gullotta, Martin Bloom

child maltreatment). Other researchers have proposed that the structure of the family creates a likely setting for violence. Family members spend a lot of time together, power differences exist, emotional interactions tend to be frequent, relationships between family members are difficult to break, and families are considered a private ...

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Scrabble value of M3A1L1T1R1E1A1T1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 12-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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