Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect Seventh Edition Cynthia Crosson-Tower Basic Approach: This best-selling text offers a comprehensive look at child maltreatment, incorporating history, case vignettes, and the author's own experience as a child protection worker. The author covers the history of child welfare, gives an overview of functional and dysfunctional families, and contrasts healthy child development with development hampered by abuse and neglect. In addition, Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect explains case management procedures and focuses on how various professionals become involved in the child protection process and how treatment is undertaken. The text concludes with a discussion of prevention and a consideration of the future. New to this edition: Revised chapters on child sexual abuse reflect the latest theories regarding perpetration. New sections have been added on resiliency and on juvenile sexual offenders. New sections discussing topics of recent concern such as abuse by clergy and the crisis in the Roman Catholic Church, the use of multidisciplinary teams, and children witnessing domestic violence. New material on child resiliency helps students focus on the deficit in parent functioning, as well as how a childs strengths can be developed to achieve a better prognosis. What reviewers are saying: I found the Crosson-Tower text to be superior in both breadth and depth of the topics covered. Combined with the positive responses I have received from my students I would not consider using any other text. --- William M. McGuigan, Pennsylvania State University This text provides a wealth of useful information. Many of the students advise me that they will not return or sell back their books at the end of the quarter because it is a good reference for them while they are working within their profession. --Theresa Johnson, Ohio University This text is easily readable, and it clearly presents a basic overview of child welfare issues. Clarity is one of the greatest strengths of the book, as is the broad range of the discussion on child welfare topics. ---Toni Chance, University of Maryland ** MyHelpingLab Advertisement **Crosson-Tower, Cynthia is the author of 'Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205503261 and ISBN 0205503268.