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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 3/2017 
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Emanuela Confalonieri, La Dating violence negli adolescenti e nei giovani adulti: fattori di rischio e di protezione nella ricerca in ambito nazionale e internazionale
Maria Giulia Olivari, Gaia Cuccì, Emanuela Confalonieri, Stile genitoriale autoritario, giustificazione della violenza e messa in atto di comportamenti di Dating Aggression (Authoritarian parenting style, justification of violence and perpetration of Dating Aggression.)
Cristina Giuliani, Teen dating violence e fattori post-migratori: una disamina della letteratura psicosociale (Teen dating violence and post-migration factors: The psychosocial literature.)
Mara Morelli, Dora Bianchi, Elena Cattelino, Maria Rosaria Nappa, Roberto Baiocco, Antonio Chirumbolo, Quando il Sexting diventa una forma di violenza? Motivazioni al sexting e dating violence nei giovani adulti (When Sexting Becomes a Kind of Violence? Sexting Motivations and Dating Violence among Young Adults)
Sarah Miragoli, Daniela Traficante, Elena Camisasca, Paola Di Blasio, Child Abuse Potential Inventory: sviluppo di una versione breve (Child Abuse Potential Inventory: Development of a Short Form)
Giuseppe Mannino, Marta Schiera, La famiglia omogenitoriale oggi: pregiudizio per lo sviluppo del minore? Un’analisi della letteratura dal 2000 al 2015 (The homosexual family: Problem or opportunity?)
Serena Grumi, Eleonora Mascheroni, Padri maltrattanti coinvolti nella Tutela Minorile: un focus sui fattori di rischio e di protezione (Maltreating fathers involved in Child Protection Services: A focus on risk and protective factors)
Elena Gatti, Recensioni

Issue 2/2017 
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Vittoria Ardino, Rosalba Rombaldoni, Adverse childhood experiences: Healthcare policy and economics implications
Rosalba Rombaldoni, Economic evaluation of child maltreatment: Is there any place for prevention?
Vittoria Ardino, Healthcare utilization and trauma-informed care: A discussion paper
Vittoria Ardino, Giacomo Di Benedetto, The economic case of psychosocial care of Unaccompanied Foreign Minors (UAMs) in Italy: A brief policy report
Paola Miano, Federica Astorino, La strutturazione del legame di attaccamento in minori esposti a violenza domestica (The construction of an attachment bond in children exposed to domestic violence)
Marvita Goffredo, Isabella Berlingerio, Sonia Papagna, Maria Grazia Foschino Barbaro, La detenzione genitoriale: l’intervento psicoeducativo per il sostegno alle famiglie (Parental imprisonment: Psychoeducational intervention for family support)
Gaia Cucci', Maria Giulia Olivari, Emanuela Confalonieri, Adolescenti e Sexting: una review della letteratura (Adolescents and Sexting: A review of the literature)
Monia Vagni, Tiziana Maiorano, Daniela Pajardi, Memoria e suggestionabilità interrogativa nei minori testimoni in casi di presunto abuso sessuale (Memory and interrogative suggestibility among child witnesses of suspected sexual abuse)

Issue 1/2017 
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Marisa Malagoli Togliatti, Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Alienazione genitoriale: ricerca empirica, diagnosi e trattamento psicologico
Maria Luisa Gennari, Giancarlo Tamanza, Alienazione Genitoriale (PAS) e procedimenti di Consulenza Tecnica d’Ufficio: evidenze cliniche dall’analisi di alcune valutazioni (Parental alienation (PAS) and Child Custody Evaluation: Clinical suggestions from some cases’ analysis)
Anna Lubrano Lavadera, Curare la rottura delle relazioni genitore-figlio nelle situazioni di alta conflittualità (Parental refuse in high conflict families: Intervention strategies)
Sue Whitcombe, Powerless to parent; powerless to protect: The experiences of alienated parents in the UK
Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Daniela Marchetti, L’intervento nei casi di alienazione genitoriale: una rassegna sistematica della letteratura (Intervention in cases of parental alienation: A systematic review of the literature)
Valentino Ferro, Il trauma psichico fra psicoanalisi e Infant Research (The psychological trauma between psychoanalysis and infant research)
Grazia Terrone, Alessandro Musetti, Simona Di Folco, Rocco Filipponeri Pergola, Depressione materna e paterna: fattori di rischio e di protezione nella genitorialità (Maternal and paternal depression: Risk and protective factors in parenthood.)
Marianna Giordano, Gabriella Bismuto, Chiara Capasso, Maria Cristina Castaldo, Nicoletta Gasparini, Sostegno precoce alla genitorialità: l’home visiting in un’esperienza territoriale

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