Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Miller, A. L. and Klein, D. A. 2010. Child Maltreatment. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Each year, nearly 3 million suspected cases of child maltreatment are reported in the United States (Wekerle, Miller, Wolfe, & Spindel, 2006). Nearly 1 million cases are substantiated, although the true incidence is likely far greater than these estimates suggest. Abuse or neglect can fundamentally alter a child's developmental trajectory with long-term detrimental effects on physical, emotional, social/interpersonal, and behavioral health outcomes. Research studies find, however, that with appropriate and timely interventions, maltreated children can grow up to experience healthy and productive lives.
- child maltreatment;
- child abuse;
- trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy