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Understanding Child Maltreatment: An Ecological and Developmental Perspective

Maria Scannapieco and Kelli Connell-Carrick


This book analyzes in a developmental context understanding, assessing, and treating child maltreatment within the ecological framework. This framework is used to help systematically organize and integrate the complexity of the child maltreatment and developmental empirical literature by the following developmental stages: infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Two chapters cover each developmental stage: the first chapter presents a comprehensive discussion of normal development and the developmental consequences of child maltreatment; and the second chapter applies this ... More

Keywords: developmental, ecological, evidenced-based, strength-based, assessment, risk and protective factors, intervention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195156782
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156782.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Scannapieco, author
University of Texas-Arlington

Kelli Connell-Carrick, author
University of Houston