The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment
- J. Bart Klika - University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA
- Jon R. Conte - University of Washington, USA
The Fourth Edition of this best-selling handbook provides readers with the most up-to-date theory, research, and best practices in the field of child abuse and neglect. Edited by leading experts, the book covers all aspects of child maltreatment, from physical abuse to sexual abuse and neglect, focusing on etiology, consequences, investigation, and treatment and systems. Updates include new content on assessment and mental health interventions, prevention, as well as global perspectives. Comprehensive and easy to read, the handbook will serve as an invaluable resource for students and professionals—both emerging and seasoned—across disciplines, but part of the same movement dedicated to improving the lives of maltreated children.
A Microsoft® Word test bank on the password-protected Instructor Resource Site is available containing multiple choice and essay questions for each reading. The test bank provides a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting personalized questions to assess students’ progress and understanding.
“Incorporating advanced application into the latest edition of The APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment is what students are seeking in order to develop essential skills to enter the child welfare workforce and improve services for children and their families.”
“I found the text engaging, informative, and easy for students to use. It serves as a springboard for our class discussions and practice activities, and is a central backbone to build upon throughout the course.”
“Packed full of expertise and good sense, this is a practical book filled with up-to-date theory.”