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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 3/2000 

Marinella Malacrea, a cura di, Accertamento dell'abuso sessuale: impatto dei fattori di realtà relativi al contesto valutativo
Mark D. Everson, Barbara W. Boat, Sherrie Bourg, Kevin R. Robertson, Credenze dei professionisti rispetto all'incidenza delle false dichiarazioni di abuso sessuale infantile
Gloria Soavi, Maria Teresa Pedrocco Biancardi, Dalla valutazione alla terapia: difficoltà nel percorso d'intervento nelle situazioni di abuso sessuale all'infanzia
Daniela Diano, Alessia Conti, Il C.S.A. (Child Sexual Abuse): la presa in carico nei servizi territoriali
Paola Di Blasio, Alessia Conti, L'applicazione del "Criteria-Based Content Analysis" (C.B.C.A) a racconti di storie vere e inventate
Renzo Di Cori, Ugo Sabatello, Vere e false denunce: il bambino tra memoria di abuso e abuso di memoria
Anna Cotugno, Floriana e Margherita
Fabio Roia, La violenza morale sul minore nelle coppie separate

Issue 2/2000 

Enrico Molinari, a cura di, Handicap e abuso
Patricia M. Sullivan, John M. Scanlan, Psicoterapia con bambini con handicap sessualmente abusati
Enrico Molinari, Angelo Compare, Abuso, maltrattamento e neglect in soggetti con disabilità psichica e fisica
Enrico Molinari, La violenza contro i portatori di disabilità: analisi di articoli del "Corriere della Sera" dal 1987 al 1997
Caterina Arcidiacono, Patrizia Palomba, Abuso e maltrattamento: il paradigma ecologico di Bronfenbrenner
Giordano Invernizzi, Gherardo Amadei, Conseguenze cliniche dell'abuso infantile
Alberto Pellai, Mariangela Tomasetto, Mirella Bazzi, Roberta Bottasini, Miriam Stefanini, Silvia Vitale, La prevenzione dell'abuso sessuale sui minori: sperimentazione di un progetto pilota in una scuola elementare di Milano
Paola Di Blasio, Marinella Malacrea, Prosegue il dibattito sulla "Dichiarazione di consenso in tema di abuso sessuale all'infanzia"
Stefania Crema, La tutela dei diritti dei minori in una prospettiva internazionale
Enrico Molinari, P. Di Blasio, Psicologia del bambino maltrattato
Paola Pirovano, D. Howe, M. Brandon, D. Hinings, G. Schofield Attachment Theory, Child Maltreatment and Family Support. A Practice and Assessment Model
Gilda Scardacione, D. Dettore, C. Fuligni. L'abuso sessuale sui minori. Valutazione e terapia delle vittime e dei responsabili

Issue 1/2000 

Marisa Malagoli Togliatti, Mimma Tafà, a cura di, Conflitto genitoriale e maltrattamento psicologico del minore
David B. Hardy, Maria R. Brassard, Stuart N. Hart, Le scale di valutazione del maltrattamento psicologico
Wilma Monaco, Stephanie Viola, Stefano Marinucci, Conflittualità genitoriale e rischio di abuso psicologico
Maria Rita Consegnati, Il figlio nel conflitto genitoriale
Antonella Ciurlia, Francesca De Gregorio, Il maltrattamento psicologico: è possibile definirlo?
Anna Aprile, La segnalazione dei casi di abuso sessuale sui minori: una riflessione su alcuni aspetti problematici
Elisabetta Rotriquenz, Alessandra Ciapparelli, Alcune considerazioni sul CBCA (Criteria-Based Content Analysis)
Guglielmo Gulotta, Linee guida deontologiche per lo psicologo forense
Maria Grazia Corti, Affidamento congiunto e mediazione familiare nei progetti di riforma della separazione

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