Practice to make a difference.

Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families

Highly readable and accessible, this expertly written book provides a framework for culturally competent practice with children and families in child maltreatment cases. Numerous workable strategies and concrete examples are presented to help readers address cultural concerns at each stage of the assessment and intervention process. Professionals and students learn new ways of thinking about their own cultural viewpoints as they gain critical skills for:

  • Maximizing the accuracy of assessments for physical and sexual abuse
  • Overcoming language barriers in parent and child interviews
  • Building rapport with clients from diverse cultural groups
  • Respecting families' values and beliefs while ensuring children's safety
  • Collaborating with clergy, extended family members, and others in the client's support system
  • Creating an agency environment that is welcoming and respectful to all

Contents:

  • 1. Multicultural Orientation to Child Maltreatment Work
  • 2. Working with Immigrant Families Affected by Child Maltreatment
  • 3. Assessing Diverse Families for Child Maltreatment
  • 4. Interviewing Diverse Children and Families about Maltreatment
  • 5. Physical Discipline and Abuse
  • 6. Child Sexual Abuse
  • 7. Working with Interpreters in Child Maltreatment
  • 8. Child Maltreatment Prevention and Parent Education
  • 9. Improving the Cultural Competency of Your Child Maltreatment Agency or Organization

Author Bio:

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology, Union Institute and University, Brattleboro, VT, USA

Course Use:

Serves as a text in undergraduate- or graduate-level courses in social work practice with children, child abuse, case management, child psychology, and practice with diverse clients.

 

Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families

Author: Lisa Aronson Fontes

$52.95 Add to Cart

Customers who Purchased this item also purchased

  • Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in Foster Care, Kinship Care or Adoption

    Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in Foster Care, Kinship Care or Adoption

    by Joy Hendry and Anthea Hendry

    A burgeoning evidence base supports that arts, play and other creative therapies have potential to help children in foster care, kinship care or adoptive families to recover from complex trauma. Written by contributors working at the cutting edge of delivering effective therapeutic interventions, this innovative book describes models for working with children in foster care, kinship care or adoption. Covering how to assess needs and contextual considerations for working with children and families, this book presents a range of creative therapeutic approaches spanning art psychotherapy, music therapy and dance therapy. It... More info

    $43.99 Add to Cart
  • Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York

    Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York

    by Roy McIvor

    When Roy McIvor was a small boy, his people were taken from their mission home in Cape Bedford and exiled to Woorabinda Aboriginal Reserve more than 1500 kilometres away. Their lives were torn apart as they witnessed the death of more than a third of their people at Woorabinda and the internment of their beloved German missionary “Muni”. The removal of the Guugu Yimirthirrr people from Cape Bedford during World War II is a shameful yet seldom-told chapter in the history of Australia which remains unexplained to this day. Roy... More info

    $25.95 Add to Cart
  • Talking with Children and Young People about Death and Dying: A Resource Book 2ed

    Talking with Children and Young People about Death and Dying: A Resource Book 2ed

    by Mary Turner

    Talking with Children and Young People about Death and Dying is a popular resource designed to help adults talk to bereaved children and young people. Mary Turner explains the various aspects and stages of bereavement and offers useful insights into the concerns of children experiencing grief or facing an imminent bereavement. She addresses children's common fears and worries, dreams and nightmares, and acknowledges the effect of trauma on the grief process. This second edition includes a new section for adults on understanding the distress of a bereaved child and... More info

    $43.95 Add to Cart