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Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Interdisciplinary Journal
3 issues per year , ISSN 1591-4267 , ISSNe 1972-5140
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There are now many scholars, researchers and professionals in Italy concerned with child maltreatment and abuse - psychologists, doctors, judges, teachers, social workers, police, lawyers, etc., who, in their different professional fields and with their differing perspectives, come into daily contact with the problems of maltreated children requiring protective intervention. The subject raises many issues as well as theoretical and operational problems: how to prevent the onset of abuse; how to identify and record it; how to protect children; how to treat them; how to deal with the family crisis underlying the violence in order to safeguard, where possible, the rights of the child and parents to rebuild positive affective links; how to adopt adequate measures in cases where the original family is unable to look after the children. However, it is not just a question of knowing how to construct multi-disciplinary strategies which require the contribution and constant collaboration of different professionals and services, rather, it is, above all, about acquiring analytical tools and theoretical models in order to give sense and meaning to operational practices. Following the example of developments in European and extra-European contexts, Italy is witnessing a progressive development in empirical research, experimentation and clinical analysis across the various disciplines. The need to unify and provide a voice, in the form of a scientific and multi-disciplinary journal, to the analysis and work of the many Italian scholars, whilst also offering a forum for comparison and debate, are the reasons for the journal Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia. The intention is to cover scientifically important themes and to supply information on more advanced intervention techniques that can be used by professionals across various fields. The journal has been organized in such a way as to give space in every issue to a specific theme which constitutes the Focus section. We also envisage a section "Research, essays, review" to host scientific work on various subjects. The section "Brief reports: Research notes, Experiences, Law and relevant Documentation" will occasionally propose brief research reports based on the experiences of work groups, teams and services, as well as documents and laws to stimulate reflection on significant topics in the legal field, new legislative initiatives and laws already in force. The following are consistent with the outlook of the journal: work based on reviews of the literature; original quantitative empirical research; research based on meta-analysis; original qualitative contributions; presentations of models and theories; comments; critical reviews.

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Editor-in-Chief: Paola Di Blasio (Milano, Italy). Associate Editors: Filippo Calamoneri (Messina, Italy), Marisa Malagoli Togliatti (Roma, Italy). Executive Editors: Elena Camisasca (Coordinator), Simona Caravita, Chiara Ionio, Luca Milan, Sarah Miragoli. Scientific Board: Brunetto Boscherini (Roma, Italy), Melita Cavallo (Roma, Italy), Vincenzo Cesareo (Milano, Italy), Livia Pomodoro (Milano, Italy), Assunto Quadrio (Milano, Italy), Giuseppe Vico (Milano, Italy). International Editorial Board: Vittoria Ardino (London, UK), Grazia Attili (Roma, Italy), Anne Bogat (East Lansing, Michigan, USA), Vincenzo Caretti (Palermo, Italy), Stefano Cirillo (Milano, Italy), Santo Di Nuovo (Catania, Italy), Piero Forno (Milano, Italy), Gabrio Forti (Milano, Italy), Susanna Mantovani (Milano, Italy), Francesco Montecchi (Roma, Italy), Alberto Pellai (Milano, Italy), María José Rodrigo (La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain), Fabio Roia (Milano, Italy), Giorgio Tamburlini (Trieste, Italy), Aldert Vrij (Portsmouth, UK), David A. Wolfe (Toronto, Canada).

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Issue 3/1999 

Stephen J. Ceci, Mary L. Crotteau Huffman, Quanto sono suggestionabili i bambini in età prescolare? Fattori cognitivi e sociali
Antonella Gagliano, Angela Magazù, Tiziana Milardi, Filippo Calamoneri, Aspetti linguistici e cognitivi nella testimonianza del bambino abusato
Anna Cavedon, Nadia Campagnola, La testimonianza infantile: una ricerca sperimentale sull'intervista cognitiva e sull'intervista strutturata
Teresa Bertotti, Bambini maltrattati e organizzazione dei servizi
Marianna Giordano, Annamaria Scapicchio, Formazione come risorsa nell'intervento a favore dei bambini vittime di maltrattamento ed abuso sessuale
Gianfranco Dosi, Il sistema di tutela dei minori e la legge sulla tutela della riservatezza

Issue 2/1999 

Marisa Malagoli Togliatti (a cura di), Focus monotematico: Il lavoro di integrazione di rete negli interventi di protezione e tutela
Dante Ghezzi, Integrazione tra il lavoro psicologico di valutazione e terapia e la rete dei servizi nei casi di maltrattamento e abuso sessuale infantile
Anna Maria Castignani, Brunetto Boscherini, La sindrome di Munchausen per procura: una "sfida" per il pediatra
Silvia Mazzoni, Alessandra Santona, La tutela del minore trascurato e maltrattato. La collaborazione tra Magistratura ed i Servizi territoriali integrati
Joseph Moyersoen, Lo sfruttamento sessuale dei minori: una forma moderna di schiavitù
Coordinamento nazionale dei Centri e dei Servizi di prevenzione e trattamento dell'abuso in danno ai minori, La Dichiarazione di consenso in tema d'abuso sessuale all'infanzia
Guglielmo Gulotta, Commento alla Dichiarazione di consenso
Piero Forno, Dichiarazione di consenso e processo penale per abuso in danno di minori
Joseph Moyersoen, Norme contro lo sfruttamento della prostituzione, della pornografia e del turismo sessuale in danno ai minori, quali nuove forme di riduzione in schiavitù. Legge n. 269 del 3 agosto 1998

Issue 1/1999 

Paola Di Blasio, Editoriale
Paola Di Blasio, a cura di, L'abuso sessuale: i segnali di disagio
Mark D. Everson, La comprensione di elementi strani, improbabili e fantastici nei racconti d'abuso dei minori
Marinella Malacrea, Ulla Seassaro, I comportamenti sessualizzati come indicatori d'abuso sessuale: validità e limiti
Enrico Molinari, Abuso sessuale e disturbi del comportamento alimentare
Alberto Pellai, Nadia Bazzi, Interventi educativi per la prevenzione dell'abuso sessuale: teorie e modelli
Paola Di Blasio, Licia Barbetta, Donata Bianchi, Elena Fiocchi, Paolo Scotti, La violenza all'infanzia: alcuni dati
Teresa Bertotti, Coordinameto nazionale dei Centri e dei Servizi di prevenzione e trattamento dell'abuso in danno ai minori
Gianfranco Dosi, Maltrattamenti e abuso all'infanzia: lo stato della normativa penale e i progetti di riforma

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