Child Maltreatment in Residential Care

History, Research, and Current Practice

  • Adrian V. Rus
  • Sheri R. Parris
  • Ecaterina Stativa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Adrian V. Rus, Sheri R. Parris, Ecaterina Stativa, Anca Bejenaru, Rebecca D. Webster, Jeremy Wente et al.
    Pages 1-25
  3. Ecaterina Stativa, Adrian V. Rus, Sheri R. Parris, Jacquelyn S. Pennings, Oana Clocotici
    Pages 27-60
  4. Adrian V. Rus, Ecaterina Stativa, Sheri R. Parris, Jacquelyn S. Pennings, Max E. Butterfield, Wesley C. Lee et al.
    Pages 61-86
  5. Adrian V. Rus, Ecaterina Stativa, Sheri R. Parris, Jacquelyn S. Pennings, Florin Tibu, Reggies Wenyika et al.
    Pages 87-110
  6. Ecaterina Stativa, Adrian V. Rus, Sheri R. Parris, Jacquelyn S. Pennings, Bogdan Simion, Reggies Wenyika
    Pages 111-128
  7. Kathryn L. Humphreys, Nathan A. Fox, Charles A. Nelson, Charles H. Zeanah
    Pages 129-148
  8. Anna Segura, Noemí Pereda, Georgina Guilera, Soledad Álvarez-Lister
    Pages 149-168
  9. Miriam Rassenhofer, Nina Spröber-Kolb, Paul L. Plener, Michael Kölch, Jörg M. Fegert
    Pages 169-177
  10. Nina Spröber-Kolb, Miriam Rassenhofer, Marc Allroggen, Paul L. Plener, Michael Kölch, Jörg M. Fegert
    Pages 179-197
  11. Nataliya A. Dobrova-Krol, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn
    Pages 219-240
  12. Femmie Juffer, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg
    Pages 301-321
  13. Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen R. Fisher
    Pages 323-336
  14. Paula Braitstein, Samuel Ayaya, David Ayuku, Allison DeLong, Lukoye Atwoli
    Pages 337-356
  15. Afton R. Kirk, Christina J. Groark, Robert B. McCall
    Pages 401-418
  16. Rebecca D. Webster, Jeremy Wente, Sheri R. Parris, Adrian V. Rus
    Pages 461-475
  17. Adrian V. Rus, Sheri R. Parris, Ecaterina Stativa, Cosmin O. Popa
    Pages 509-515
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 517-527

About this book


This data-rich volume reviews short- and long-term consequences of residential or institutional care for children across the globe as well as approaches to reducing maltreatment. Up-to-date findings from a wide range of developing and developed countries identify forms of abuse and neglect associated with institutionalization and their effects on development and pathology in younger children, adolescents, and alumni. The sections on intervention strategies highlight the often-conflicting objectives facing professionals and policymakers balancing the interests of children, families, and facilities. But despite many national and regional variations, two themes stand out: the universal right of children to live in safety, and the ongoing need for professionals and community to ensure this safety.

Included among the topics:

  • Maltreatment and living conditions in long-term residential institutions for children
  • Outcomes from institutional rearing
Recommendations to improve institutional living
  • Historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural influences on Child Welfare Systems
  • Latin American and the Caribbean, African, Asian, Middle-Eastern, Western and Eastern European countries and the United States of America are presented.
  • Child Maltreatment in Residential Care will inform psychology professionals interested in the role of residential care in the lives of children, and possibilities for improved outcomes. It will also interest social workers and mental health practitioners and researchers seeking evidence-based interventions for families adopting children from residential care.


    Child Well-being Child Abuse and Neglect Residential Treatment Orphanages Institutional Maltreatment Social Work Interventions Preventing Child Maltreatment Child Sexual Abuse

    Editors and affiliations

    • Adrian V. Rus
      • 1
    • Sheri R. Parris
      • 2
    • Ecaterina Stativa
      • 3
    1. 1.Department of Social and Behavioral ScienceSouthwestern Christian UniversityBethanyUSA
    2. 2.Texas Christian UniversityFort WorthUSA
    3. 3.Social Pediatrics and Obstetrics Research DepartmentNational Institute for Mother and Child Health “Alessandrescu-Rusescu”Romania

    Bibliographic information

    • DOI
    • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
    • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
    • eBook Packages Social Sciences
    • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57989-4
    • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57990-0
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