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Global Child Welfare and Well-Being$
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Susan C. Mapp

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195339710

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.001.0001

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Child Maltreatment and Adoption

Child Maltreatment and Adoption

(p.111) 6 Child Maltreatment and Adoption
Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

Susan C. Mapp

Oxford University Press

Cultural variations in defining child maltreatment are discussed together with suggestions for a common definition. Risk factors on the micro, mezzo and macro levels for child maltreatment are examined. The types of maltreatment (physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect) are discussed together with their long-term impacts. Suggestions for the prevention of child maltreatment are examined, as well as governmental systems to protect children including reporting systems, foster care and orphanages. The history of international adoption is analyzed, including concerns about its use such as trafficking and social justice issues. The regulations set forth by the Hague Convention are examined.

Keywords:   child maltreatment, adoption, trafficking, risk factors, hague convention

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