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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 3/2012 Focus monotematico. L'abuso sessuale online: tra prassi di intervento consolidate e nuove sfide
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Gloria Soavi, Silvia Allegro, L’abuso sessuale online: tra prassi di intervento consolidate e nuove sfide
Gloriana Rangone, Sara Lombardi, Gli operatori di fronte alle sfide della rete: una ricerca sull’abuso sessuale online (Professionals in front of the net’s challenges: a research about online sexual abuse)
Gloria Soavi, Le vittime di abuso sessuale online: percorsi di presa in carico (Online Sexual Abuse: The assumption of the victims)
Mare Ainsaar, Kadri Soo, Judit Strompl, Olga Kolpakova, Silvia Allegro, Adolescents’ strategies for avoiding online sexual violence
Franca Tani, Stella Cutini, Alice Bonechi, La violenza all’interno della coppia: uno studio narrativo (The violence in the couple: a narrative study)
Mariagnese Cheli, Michela Campieri, Andrea Fini, Maria Elena Montenegro, Alessandra Piccioni, Francesca Pincanelli, Cosimo Ricciutello, Esperienze traumatiche in età evolutiva e fattori di rischio familiari: un’indagine sugli esiti nello sviluppo (Traumatic experiences in childhood and family risk factors: A survey of the impact on development)
Selene Fiori, Il Tribunale per i Minorenni: un’innovativa esperienza di tirocinio in area psicologica (The Juvenile Court: An innovative training experience in the psychological area)
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Issue 2/2012 Focus monotematico. La suggestionabilità infantile tra partecipazione e connotazione emotiva dell'evento
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A cura di Chiara Ionio, La suggestionabilità infantile tra partecipazione e connotazione emotiva dell’evento
Chjara Ionio, Paola Di Blasio, Suggestionabilità, partecipazione e connotazione emotiva di un evento: una rassegna della letteratura (Suggestibility, partecipation and event emotional connotation: a review of the literature)
Paola Di Blasio, Chiara Ionio, Partecipazione ad eventi negativi e positivi e resistenza alla suggestionabilità (Children participation to negative and positive events and resistance to suggestibility)
Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Psicopatologia dei genitori e maltrattamento (Parental psychopathology and child maltreatment)
Marina Piccolo, Sarah Miragoli, Il gioco traumatico nella Play Therapy (Traumatic play in Play Therapy)
Cecilia Ragaini, Francesco Panzeri, Le false ritrattazioni da parte dei minori vittime di abuso sessuale: le dinamiche intrapsichiche e relazionali come emergono da uno studio di caso (The false recantations by children who are victims of sexual abuse: the relational and intrapsychic dynamics that emerged from a case study)
Ignazio Grattagliano, Antonella Troilo, Rosalinda Cassibba, La valutazione delle coppie candidate all’adozione: il punto di vista di operatori e coppie di genitori (The evaluation of candidates-couples for adoption: the social workers and parent’s point of view)
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Issue 1/2012 Focus monotematico. Sviluppo delle competenze emotive in bambini con storia di maltrattamento
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A cura di Ada Cigala, Focus monotematico. Sviluppo delle competenze emotive in bambini con storia di maltrattamento (Emotional competences in children with history of maltreatment)
Ada Cigala, Arianna Mori, Le competenze emotive in bambini con storia di maltrattamento: cosa ci dice la ricerca? (Emotion knowledge in young neglected children)
La competenza emotiva nei bambini piccoli trascurati ("What are emotions?" Emotional understanding in maltreated and nonmaltreated children)
Ada Cigala, Elena Venturelli, "Cosa sono le emozioni?". Conoscenza emotiva in bambini maltrattati e non maltrattati (Potential physical abuse in preschool children fathers and mothers)
Sarah Miragoli, Paola Di Blasio, Propensione al maltrattamento fisico in padri e madri di bambini in età prescolare (The Narrative Exposure Therapy: an intervention on children earthquake victims in Abruzzo.)
Elena Santoro, Michela Mancini, La Narrative Exposure Therapy: un intervento con i bambini terremotati in Abruzzo (The search for evidence in sexual abuse and the role of psychology: some critical nodes in the second revision of the "Noto Chart".)
Arturo Xibilia, Santo Di Nuovo, La ricerca della "prova" nell’abuso sessuale sui minori e il ruolo della psicologia: nodi critici emersi nella seconda revisione della Carta di Noto
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