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Description - Children Exposed to Violence by Robert Geffner

Children's exposure to violence (CEV) in their home, their community, and our society has finally been recognized as a serious mental heath, social, and public health problem. This book highlights a summary of relevant current research, practice, and policy issues. It is the third in a series to help provide current state-of-the-science information to stimulate awareness, research, and best practices in the field. This book provides chapters concerning the physiological effects of violence on children, its effects on behavioral and emotional functioning, and differences between boys and girls. Current interventions for children and families, such as innovative programs that are both home based as well as community based, are described. Promising and evidence-based practices are presented to provide the most recent approaches to helping children recover from the trauma of the abuse.The articles in this volume provide greater awareness of the issues involved with CEV, stimulate additional research, improve practice techniques, lead to more evidence-based programs for both intervention as well as prevention, and help initiate a national priority to eliminate violence in the home and community. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Emotional Abuse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789038272
ISBN-10: 0789038277
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Geffner

California School of Professional Psychology, USA Alliant International University, USA New Opportunities Inc., USA

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