Praise for the previous edition: "...a comprehensive survey of child abuse that will be of use in high-school, public, and academic libraries as well as professional collections..."--Booklist "The broad selection and thorough, concise coverage of terms make this volume an excellent addition to programs that focus on child welfare, education, and social concerns."--Choice More than three million children are the victims of various types of abuse each year. The Encyclopedia of Child Abuse, Third Edition is a comprehensive guide to the characteristics and causes of abuse, its impact on children, different types of abuse, aid and treatments for both the abused and the abuser, legal and social issues, and a great deal more. Now thoroughly revised and expanded, more than 400 entries explain all the key issues and topics related to child abuse. A lengthy, completely updated introduction explains the history of how children have been viewed and mistreated by society from ancient times to the present. Appendixes have been updated to provide current statistics and accurate information about helpful resources. Topics include: *Abandonment *Adults abused as children *Bullying *Corporal punishment *Family violence *Infanticide *Internet and child sexual abuse *Kidnapping *Mental injury *Parents' rights *Runaways *Trauma.Clark, Robin E. is the author of 'Encyclopedia of Child Abuse ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780816066773 and ISBN 0816066779.