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Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment

  • Presents theoretical frameworks that are useful in understanding ITCM

  • Critiques the current ITCM literature

  • Examines specific populations that have been identified to be affected by ITCM

  • Offers directions for future research and interventions

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Social Work (BRIEFSSOWO)

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About this book

This accessible resource coordinates what we know about the intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment (ITCM), with a specific focus on prevention in context. Cutting through facile cause-and-effect constructs, the authors review and critique the recent literature on the complicated nature of the phenomenon and weigh different approaches to its conceptualization. The book identifies child and parental risk factors linked to ITCM as well as protective factors involved in its reduction, while examining complex relationships between family, parenting, and social contexts that can provide keys to understanding and healing traumatized families. This close attention to crucial yet often overlooked details will aid professionals in creating the next wave of salient research projects and effective interventions, and enhance current efforts to break longstanding patterns of abuse and neglect. 

Among the topics covered:

• Theoretical frameworks conceptualizing intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment.
• Empirical studies on intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment.
• Risk factors associated with ITCM.
• Protective factors associated with breaking the cycle of maltreatment.
• Methodological challenges in studying ITCM.
• Recommendations for evaluation of intervention and prevention strategies.

Geared toward novices and veterans alike, Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment is a solution-focused reference of singular importance to practitioners and research professionals involved in improving children’s well-being. 

Keywords

  • Child maltreatment
  • Intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment
  • Child neglect
  • ITCM
  • Social Learning Theory
  • Social Information Processing Theory
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Intervention and prevention
  • Parental resilience
  • Child resilience

Reviews

“The focus of this book is the transmission of maltreatment. … Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment is a concise review of an important literature. … it can be helpful for policy makers or service providers needing to know where to spend their limited budgets.” (Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (24), June, 2017)

Authors and Affiliations

  • College of Social Work, Florida State University College of Social Work, Talahassee, USA

    Lisa Schelbe

  • Arizona State University School of Social Work, Phoenix, USA

    Jennifer M. Geiger

About the authors

Lisa Schelbe, PhD, MSW, is an Assistant Professor at Florida State University College of Social Work. She earned her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work where she was a recipient of the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. Her research primarily focuses on the experiences of youth aging out of the child welfare system. She is interested in the prevention of child maltreatment and promotion of child well-being. 

Jennifer Mullins Geiger, PhD, MSW is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University School of Social Work. She earned her doctorate from Arizona State University in 2014. She received a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being in 2011. Jennifer’s research interests include child maltreatment prevention, youth aging out of the child welfare system, pregnancy and parenting among youth who are aging out of foster care, and empathy.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment

  • Authors: Lisa Schelbe, Jennifer M. Geiger

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Social Work

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43824-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Author(s) 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-43822-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-43824-5

  • Series ISSN: 2195-3104

  • Series E-ISSN: 2195-3112

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 89

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Social Work, Developmental Psychology, Public Health

Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-43824-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)