Child Maltreatment

  • Joseph A. Durlak
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Maltreatment is a general term that encompasses neglect and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Many children are maltreated. In 1994, there were more than one million confirmed cases of abuse and neglect (Children’s Defense Fund, 1995). Due to a lack of precision in its definition plus the reluctance to report or confirm abuse, the true incidence may be two to three times higher than official figures suggest.


Sexual Abuse Child Maltreatment Physical Abuse Child Physical Abuse Unmarried Mother 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph A. Durlak
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  1. 1.Loyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA

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