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Child Abuse Research Guide   Tags: child_abuse, child_welfare, social_work, socialworkpolicy  

Resources for child abuse research. This guide was originally created by Irene Robinson, APU Professor Emeritus.
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Subject Introduction

Child abuse, also called cruelty to children, is the willful infliction of pain and suffering on children through physical, sexual, or emotional mistreatment. Prior to the 1970s the term child abuse normally referred to only physical mistreatment, but since then its application has expanded to include, in addition to inordinate physical violence, unjustifiable verbal abuse; the failure to furnish proper shelter, nourishment, medical treatment, or emotional support; incest and other cases of sexual molestation or rape; and the use of children in prostitution or pornography.

"Child Abuse." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. July, 2006. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 14 July 2006 <>.


Reference Books

These are important reference books available in the APU Libraries. To find more, use the subject headings on the "Books and Media" tab of this guide, or click on the titles below and use the subject headings listed there.

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Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science - Celia B. Fisher (Editor); Richard M. Lerner (Editor)
Call Number: WCampus Ref HQ767.84 .E52 2005 (2 vols)
ISBN: 0761928200
Publication Date: 2004-10-16

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Encyclopedia of School Psychology - Steven W. Lee (Editor)
Call Number: WCampus Ref LB1027.55 .E523 2005
ISBN: 0761930809
Publication Date: 2005-04-27
Also available in e-book format.

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