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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 3/2014 Focus monotematico. Il fenomeno del Dating Aggression
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Annalaura Nocentini, Il fenomeno del Dating Aggression
Annalaura Nocentini, Il fenomeno del Dating Aggression: aspetti evolutivi e contestuali (Dating Aggression: A developmental-contextual analysis)
Benedetta Emanuela Palladino, Sara Pini, Annalaura Nocentini, Ersilia Menesini, Il ciclo della violenza: maltrattamento familiare, bullismo e dating aggression psicologico (The violence cycle: child maltreatment, peer bullying and psychological dating aggression)
Virginia Sànchez, Noelia Munoz, Annalaura Nocentini, Rosario Ortega-Ruiz, Ersilia Menesini, Online Intrusiveness, online jealousy and dating aggression in young adults: a cross-national study (Spain-Italy)
Ada Cigala, Arianna Mori, Abilità di perspective taking in bambini di età prescolare in contesti maltrattanti (Perspective taking ability in preschoolers in maltreating context)
Chiara Ionio, Eleonora Mascheroni, L'impatto delle esperienze di vita negative della madre sul bambino (The impact of maternal negative life experiences on the child)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni
A cura della Redazione, Iniziative, convegni, siti internet

Issue 2/2014 Focus monotematico. Stress post traumatico in esperienza di violenza cronica
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Elena Camisasca, Sarah Miragoli, Stress post-traumatico in esperienze di violenza cronica
Gaetana Affuso, Dario Bacchini, Serena Aquilar, Grazia De Angelis, Maria Concetta Miranda, Esposizione alla violenza in contesti multipli e sintomi post-traumatici da stress: uno studio con adolescenti (Exposure to violence in multiple contexts and post-traumatic stress symptoms: A study with adolescents)
Elena Camisasca, Sarah Miragoli, Paola Di Blasio, La disorganizzazione dell’attaccamento spiega i sintomi post-traumatici nei bambini vittime di violenza intrafamiliare? (Does attachment disorganization explain the posttraumatic symptoms in maltreated children?)
Rossella Procaccia, Guido Veronese, Marco Castiglioni, Il concetto di sé e degli altri nei bambini vittime di violenza cronica: il ruolo dell’età e del PTSD (The concept of self and others in children victims of chronic violence: the role of age and PTSD)
Cristina Riva Crugnola, Valentino Ferro, Elena Ierardi, Temesgen Tadele, Alvise Orlandini, Valutazione dell’efficacia di un intervento di supporto psicopedagogico e counselling rivolto a bambine etiopi vittime di violenza sessuale (Assessment of the effectiveness of a psycho-pedagogical and counselling intervention program with Ethiopian young girls who were victims of sexual violence)
Annalisa Di Luca, My Body: il disegno della figura umana a dimensione naturale nel trattamento delle vittime di violenza (My Body: The drawing of human body in full scale to support the treatment of victims of violence)
Maria Giulia Olivari, Recensioni
A cura della Redazione, Iniziative, convegni, siti internet

Issue 1/2014 
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Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Maltrattamento psicologico: definizioni, conseguenze e valutazione
Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Il maltrattamento psicologico: caratteristiche e conseguenze (Psychological maltreatment: Features and consequences)
Amy J. L. Baker, Parental alienation as a form of psychological maltreatment: Review of theory and research
Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Daniela Marchetti, Amy J. L. Baker, La valutazione del maltrattamento psicologico: proprietà psicometriche della Psychological Maltreatment Measure - Versione italiana (Assessment of psychological maltreatment: Psychometric properties of the Psychological Maltreatment Measure)
Marilena Leoni, Simona C. S. Caravita, Vittimizzazione in situazioni di bullismo e colpevolizzazione della vittima in rapporto a dimensioni di contesto: uno studio in due città (Victimization in bullying situations and victim blame as related to context dimensions: A study in two towns)
Cristina Giuliani, Marialuisa Gennari, Intimate male partner violence: voci dei migranti musulmani (Intimate Male Partner Violence and Muslim migration)
Elisa Stagni Brenca, Recensioni
A cura della Redazione, Iniziative, convegni, siti internet

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