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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 3/2018 Focus monotematico. Eventi traumatici e malattia fisica
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Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Eventi traumatici e malattia fisica
Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Daniela Marchetti, Piero Porcelli, Neurobiologia delle relazioni interpersonali fattori di rischio di malattia (Neurobiological correlates of interpersonal relationships and disease risk factors)
Federica Galli, Elena Maria Vegni, Stefano Carugo, Eventi traumatici precoci e rischio cardiovascolare: una revisione della letteratura (Early traumatic events and cardiovascular risk: A review.)
Luana La Marca, Andrea Scalabrini, Clara Mucci, Adriano Schimmenti, Le memorie traumatiche e il corpo: uno studio su maltrattamento infantile, consapevolezza interocettiva e sintomi somatici (Traumatic memories and the body: A study on child maltreatment, interoceptive aware-ness, and somatic symptoms)
Ugo Pace, Marco Cacioppo, Carla Zappulla, Giulio D’Urso, Vincenzo Caretti, Fattori psicologici che procrastinano la richiesta d’aiuto nella violenza domestica: il ruolo delle dinamiche familiari (Psychological factors delaying requests for help in domestic violence: The role of family dynamics.)
Margherita Cardellini1, Skin color discrimination among primary school children
Maria Gloria Gleijeses, Annamaria Scapicchio, Un’esperienza clinica di gruppo con genitori adottivi di bambini vittime di Esperienze Sfavorevoli Infantili (A group clinical experience with adoptive parents of children victims of Adverse Childhood Experiences.)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni
A cura della Redazione, Iiniziative, convegni, siti internet

Issue 2/2018 Focus monotematico: La socializzazione emotiva in famiglia: quando il contesto presenta fattori di rischio psicosociale
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Ada Cigala, Arianna Mori, La socializzazione emotiva in famiglia: quando il contesto presenta fattori di rischio psicosociale
Ada Cigala, Arianna Mori, Antonella Reho, Processi di socializzazione emotiva familiare: modelli di funzionamento e rischio psicosociale. Un’analisi della letteratura (Family emotional socialization processes: Models of functioning and psychosocial risk. An analysis of the literature.)
Arianna Mori, Ada Cigala, Filosofia meta-emotiva e stili di socializzazione emotiva in un gruppo di mamme residenti in comunità mamma-bambino (Meta-emotional philosophy and emotional socialization’s styles in a group of mothers living in mother-child communities)
Antonella Reho, Laura Fruggeri, Genitorialità in carcere: le strategie di mantenimento del rapporto coi figli attraverso le narrazioni di padri detenuti (Parenthood in prison: Strategies to maintain the relationship with children through the narrations of detained fathers)
Valentina Guiducci, Fabiola Bizzi, Antonio Ferro, Donatella Cavanna, Disregolazione affettiva, disorganizzazione dell’attaccamento e disturbi alimentari: fattori di rischio individuali e familiari (Affective dysregulation, attachment disorganization and Eating Disorders: Individual and familial risk factors)
Antonio Maria Corato, Stefano De Carli, Chiara Fabris, Giulia Ongaro, Trauma complesso ed esiti di percorso nella presa in carico di minori maltrattati: uno studio pilota (Complex Trauma and outcomes in adolescence: A pilot study)
Francesca Giordano, Chiara Ferrari, Processi di resilienza in minori vittime di violenza: un progetto di intervento con adolescenti in Lituania (Resilience in children victims of violence: An intervention project with adolescents in Lithuania.)
A cura della Redazione, Iniziative, convegni, siti internet

Issue 1/2018 Focus Monotematico: Il Cyberbullismo come emergenza sociale: indicazioni per l’intervento alla luce della nuova normativa
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Maria Assunta Zanetti, Simona C. S. Caravita, Focus Monotematico: Il Cyberbullismo come emergenza sociale: indicazioni per l’intervento alla luce della nuova normativa
Maria Assunta Zanetti, Riccardo M. Colangelo, Educare per prevenire la sofferenza delle cybervittime. Ricadute educative a partire dalla Legge 71/2017 (Education to prevent cyber-victims’ suffering. The Law 2017/71.)
Serena Dimitri, Sofia Pedroni, Elisa Donghi, Attraverso le sofferenze della vittima: tra bullismo, cyberbullismo e proposte di intervento (Over the victim’s suffering: Throughout bullying, cyberbullying and intervention proposals)
Simona C. S. Caravita, Luca Milani, Giulia Binaghi, Cristiana Apolloni, Il funzionamento morale come fattore di rischio per il bullismo e il cyberbullismo (Morality distortions as risk factor in bullying and cyberbullying.)
Chiara Ionio, Eleonora Mascheroni, Paola Di Blasio, Psychometric properties of the Centrality of Event Scale in Italian adolescents
Mirella Montemurro, Trauma e sviluppo psichico: analisi di un caso di abuso sessuale (Trauma and mental development: Analysis of a case of sexual abuse)
Cecilia Ragaini, Angela Gammarano, Francesca Cerutti, Alessia Zangari, Federica Bianchi, Martina Branca, Mani che parlano: un’esperienza laboratoriale per "ricucire" le emozioni della propria storia (Talking hands: A workshop experience to mend the emotions of your own story)
Pietro Ferrara, Annamaria Sbordone, Ester Del Vescovo, Francesca Ianniello, Antonio Ruggiero, Il bambino violato: aspetti moderni del maltrattamento che il pediatra deve conoscere (The "broken" child: Current aspects of the child maltreatment that the paediatricians should know)
Marta Landoni, Recensioni
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