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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 3/2006 Focus Monotematico. I procedimenti penali nei casi di abuso sessuale in danno ai minori

Paola Di Blasio (a cura di), I procedimenti penali nei casi di abuso sessuale in danno ai minori
Lisa M. Jones, Theodore P. Cross, Wendy A. Walsh, Monique Simone, Indagini penali sull'abuso all'infanzia. La ricerca sulle best practices
Paola Di Blasio, Sarah Miragoli, Laura De Rui, I tempi del bambino e i tempi della giustizia: analisi dei procedimenti penali per abuso sessuale in danno ai minori
Sarah Miragoli, Il coinvolgimento del minore vittima di abuso sessuale all'interno del sistema giudiziario: conseguenze psicologiche
Guglielmo Gulotta, Ylenia Manni, Ricerca sulla possibilità di riduzione della suggestionabilità infantile
Roberta Cacioppo, La problematica dei minori abbandonati e istituzionalizzati in Romania
CISMAI, Linee di indirizzo per una politica di contrasto all'abuso all'infanzia: lettera aperta al Governo e alle forze politiche. Coordinamento Italiano dei Servizi Contro il Maltrattamento e l'Abuso all'Infanzia
Luca Milani, recensione, Martin C. Calder (a cura di). Children and young people who sexually abuse
Elena Camisasca, recensione, Livia Pomodoro. A quattordici smetto
Vera Acquistapace, Chiara Ionio, A cura di, Iniziative e convegni
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Issue 2/2006 Focus Monotematico.Luoghi di crescita atipici. La comunità per minori

Emanuela Confalonieri, (a cura di), Luoghi di crescita atipici. La comunità per minori
Karen M. Frensch, Gary Cameron, Trattamento d'elezione o ultima possibilità? Una rassegna sulla collocazione in centri di salute mentale residenziali per bambini e giovani
Stefania Crema, Il sistema delle comunità d'accoglienza per minori
Emanuela Confalonieri, Caterina Gozzoli, Elisa Baccarini, Cos'è per me la comunità? La comunità per minori rappresentata e raccontata dagli adolescenti
Chiara Ionio, Rossella Procaccia, Il disegno della famiglia nei bambini vittime di abuso sessuale: uno studio pilota
Emanuele Bana, Barbara Plangeri, Progetto Tandem. Intervento a tutela del rientro del minore nella propria famiglia d'origine
Joseph Moyersoen, E' entrata in vigore la revisione della legge contro lo sfruttamento sessuale dei bambini
Senato Della Repubblica, Disposizioni in materia di lotta contro lo sfruttamento sessuale dei bambini e la pedopornografia anche a mezzo internet
Chiara Ionio, recensione, L. Aronson Fontes. Child Abuse and Culture. Working with Diverse Families
Vera Acquistapace, recensione, Rapporto UNICEF. La condizione dell'infanzia nel mondo 2006
A cura di Chiara Ionio, Vera Acquistapace, Iniziative e Convegni

Issue 1/2006 Focus monotematico. Abuso e disturbi alimentari. Anna Maria Speranza, (a cura di)

Karen van Gerko, Mari Laura Hughes, Michelle Hamill, Glenn Waller, Rivelazione dell'abuso sessuale infantile e cognizioni e comportamenti del disturbo della condotta alimentare
Anna Maria Speranza, Emiliano Alberigi, La relazione tra abuso e disturbi alimentari: il ruolo della dissociazione
Luisella Brusa, Disturbi alimentari e trauma
Francesco Montecci, Michela Di Trani, Cristina Arcangeli, Valeria Bugatti, Michela Castagna, Claudia Fiore, Ilaria Giordani, Chiara Incerti, Giorgia Pietrobono, Silvia Ricci, Anna Valeria Rosmarino, Marika Somma, Catia Bufacchi, La gravidanza come nodo cruciale della trasmissione transgenerazionale dell'abuso: studio retrospettivo su 96 soggetti
Maria Grazia Castorina, Donne trafficate. L'impegno di un centro donne antiviolenza contro la prostituzione e la tratta, nel setting della supervisione
Maddalena Bosio, Mariagnese Cheli, Abuso sessuale infantile:i vissuti emotivi ricorrenti nell'esperienza clinica con pazienti adulti
C.I.S.M.A.I., Documento sui requisiti minimi degli interventi nei casi di violenza assistita da maltrattamento sulle madri
Maria Grazia Lo Torto, Profili problematici della disciplina normativa dell'affidamento familiare
Simona Caravita, Tra rischio e protezione. La valutazione delle competenze parentali, Edizioni Unicopli, Milano, 2005. P. Di Blasio, (a cura di)
Anna Lubrano Lavadera, Dal Bambino Minaccioso al bambino minacciato. Gli abusi sui bambini e la violenza in famiglia: prevenzione, rilevamento e trattamento. FrancoAngeli, 2005

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