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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 3/2008 Focus Monotematico. La valutazione del minore a rischio

Sarah Miragoli, (a cura di ), La valutazione del minore a rischio
Virginia DeRoma, Maria Lynn Kessler, Ryan McDaniel, Cesar Soto, Importanti fattori di rischio nelle decisioni di allontanamento: le percezioni degli operatori sociali
Sarah Miragoli, Maria Cristina Verrocchio, La valutazione del rischio in situazioni di disagio familiare: fattori di rischio e fattori di protezione
Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Sarah Miragoli, Traiettorie di rischio: studi e ricerche su fattori di rischio e di protezione
Antonio Maria Corato, Paola Baglioni, Il trattamento psicosociale dei minori abusati e maltrattati: uno studio di follow-up sui casi del "Centro Tutela del Minore" di Vicenza
Pietro Paolo Montecchi, Michela Di Trani**, Catia Bufacchi, Francesco Montecchi, L’odontoiatra: una nuova risorsa professionale nel rilevamento delle condizioni di abuso
Laura De Rui, Accattonaggio: le nuove norme sulla decadenza della potestà. La violazione dei diritti dei bambini
Segnalazioni bibliografiche / Recensioni
Iniziative, convegni, siti internet

Issue 2/2008 Focus monotematico. La vittimizzazione tra pari in rapporto al benessere psicologico individuale

Simona C.S. Caravita, (a cura di), Focus monotematico. La vittimizzazione tra pari in rapporto al benessere psicologico individuale
Ken Rigby, Philip Slee, Graham Martin, Conseguenze della relazione inadeguata con i genitori e della vittimizzazione da parte dei pari sul benessere psicologico degli adolescenti
Simona C.S. Caravita, Serena Dama, Vittimizzazione tra pari e sintomi traumatici nella prima adolescenza
Serena Dama, Simona Caravita, Vittimizzazione tra pari e (dis)adattamento psicologico: conseguenza o fattore di rischio?
Elena Camisasca, Traumi irrisolti, comportamento genitoriale atipico e attaccamento disorganizzato: una rassegna della letteratura
Ignazio Grattagliano, Psicologia della testimonianza. Note in margine al "ricordare"
Sarah Miragoli, Megan’s Law: sapere dove vivono i pedofili
Iniziative, convegni, siti internet

Issue 1/2008 Focus Monotematico. Le comunità residenziali per minori

Vera Acquistapace e Sarah Miragoli, (a cura di), Le comunità residenziali per minori: una continua evoluzione
Daniel E. Connor, Leonard A. Doerfler, Peter F. Toscano Jr, Adam M. Volungis, Ronald J. Steingard, Caratteristiche di bambini e adolescenti inseriti in centri di trattamento residenziale
Sarah Miragoli, Vera Acquistapace, Oltre l’istituto: i criteri di qualità dei centri residenziali socio-educativi per minori
Manuela Tomisich, Paola Castellanza, Irene Corbani, Le comunità di accoglienza per minori: realtà in divenire e in trasformazione
Andrea Lisi, Ignazio Grattagliano, Valutazione della testimonianza infantile e suggestionabilità: analisi dei rischi per l’attendibilità e la memoria
Clio Bemporad , Silvia Giuliano, Francesca Piazza, Aretha Rinaldi, Valentina Vezzoli, Susanna Zanvettor, Traumatizzati dal trauma. Quando l’educatore subisce violenza
Protocollo d'intesa per la realizzazione di una Banca Dati presso l’Osservatorio per il contrasto della pedofilia e della pornografia minorile
Iniziative, convegni, siti internet

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