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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 3/2001 

Elena Camisasca (a cura di), Attaccamento e maltrattamento
Marinus H. van Ijzendoom, Carlo Schuengel, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, L'attaccamento disorganizzato nella prima infanzia: meta-analisi dei precursori, dei fattori concomitanti e delle conseguenze
Grazia Attili, Maltrattamento infantile ed attaccamento: l'organizzazione filogenetica del pattern disorganizzato
Mary E. Loos, Pamela C. Alexander, Dissociation and the processing of threat related information: an attachment theory perspective on maintenance factors in dissociative pathology
Maria Teresa Pedrocco Biancardi, Gli insegnanti e la percezione del problema dell'abuso sessuale sui minori: i risultati di una ricerca regionale
Teresa Bertotti, Requisiti minimi dei servizi contro il maltrattamento e l'abuso all'infanzia
Laura De Rui, Il minore parte offesa nel procedimento penale per violenza sessuale: facoltà e diritti violati

Issue 2/2001 

Cesira Di Guglielmo, Dante Ghezzi, a cura di, Il trattamento degli abusanti sessuali intrafamiliari
W.L. Marshall, Status attuale delle procedure di valutazione diagnostica e dei programmi di trattamento per gli abusanti sessuali adottati nel Nord America
Dante Ghezzi, Cesira Di Guglielmo, La psicoterapia del soggetto abusante
Dante Ghezzi, La valutazione del soggetto abusante sessuale intrafamiliare
Cesira Di Guglielmo, La valutazione testale degli abusanti sessuali intrafamiliari: costanti diagnostiche
Alberto Pellai, Mariangela Tomasetto, Roberta Bottasini, Ida Pazardijklian, Claudia Vitale, Silvia Vitale, Modificazione della percezione del proprio rischio di vittimizzazione sessuale a seguito di un intervento di prevenzione dell'abuso sessuale. Valutazione di un progetto pilota in due scuole elementari di Milano
Franca Bonello, Un modello di intervento nel campo della tutela dei minori
Fabio Roia, Le indagini della difesa nei processi per abuso su minorenne

Issue 1/2001 

Paola Di Blasio (a cura di), Ricordo e racconto nella rievocazione del trauma
Robyn Fivush, I ricordi di eventi traumatici e non traumatici nei bambini
Elena Camisasca, Paola Pirovano, La memoria del trauma
Paola Di Blasio, Rievocare e raccontare eventi traumatici
Jean-Paul Mugnier, La distorsion du lien mere-enfant dans les situations d'aggresions sexuelles
Gianfranco Dosi, Giustizia e servizio sociale: l'esigenza di un nuovo paradigma
Paola Dallanegra, Rosangela Marranca, Mio figlio come un'arma
Teresa Bertotti, Paola Covini, Spazio neutro o spazio protetto? Riflessioni attorno al diritto di visita per i bambini maltrattati

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