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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 3/2019 Focus monotematico. Child maltreatment and intergenerational issues around parenting: Research and practice implications
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Antonia Bifulco, Nollaig Frost, Child maltreatment and intergenerational issues around parenting: Research and practice implications
Andrea Oskis, Lisa Thorn, Angela Clow, Caregiving and care seeking as predictors of depression in girls: A pilot study of parenting in mother-daughter dyads
Antonia Bifulco, Catherine Jacobs, Elena Carraro, Historical child abuse and intergenerational transmission: Experiences of midlife women and their older-age mothers
Richard Barry, Sarah Edwards, Andrea Oskis, Elena Carraro, Assessing parenting in potentially abusive parents: A qualitative evaluation of practitioner responses to the Parenting Role Interview
Maria Cristina Gugliandolo, Valeria Verrastro, Francesca Liga, Parenting invalidante e dipendenze tecnologiche: il ruolo del controllo psicologico genitoriale (Dysfunctional parenting and technological addictions: The role of parental psychological control)
Daniela D’Elia, Annamaria Scapicchio, Marta Sisto, L’assessment psicodiagnostico di bambini vittime di Adverse Childood Experience (ACE): discussione di un caso clinico
Daniela Pajardi, Carlo Trionfi, Viviana La Spada, Stephanie Castoldi, Claudia Rubis, Monia Vagni, La decisione del giudice di fronte all’alta conflittualità genitoriale: quando ricorrere alla coordinazione genitoriale (Judge’s decision on high parental conflict: When to turn to parental coordination.)
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Issue 2/2019 Focus monotematico. Impacts of childhood maltreatment in adulthood
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Antonia Bifulco, Nollaig Frost, Impacts of childhood maltreatment in adulthood
Antonia Bifulco, Rachele Damiani, Catherine Jacobs, Amanda Bunn, Ruth Spence, Partner violence in women - Associations with childhood maltreatment, attachment style and Major Depression
Antonia Bifulco, Catherine Jacobs, Andrea Oskis, Francesca Cavana , Ruth Spence, Lifetime trauma, adversity and emotional disorder in older age women
Deborah Bailey-Rodriguez, Nollaig Frost, Exploring trauma and attachment style over the lifespan using secondary data: A single case study of two sisters
Sarah Miragoli, Luca Milani, L’effetto di mediazione delle emozioni traumatiche nella relazione tra PTSD e coerenza narrativa in testimonianze di Child Sexual Abuse (Mediational effects of traumatic emotions in the relationship between PTSD and narrative coherence in child sexual abuse.)
Elena Camisasca, Paola Di Blasio, Stress genitoriale materno e sintomatologia post-traumatica in bambini esposti al conflitto genitoriale: un modello di mediazione (Maternal parenting stress and post-traumatic symptoms in children exposed to marital con-flict: A mediational model.)
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Issue 1/2019 Focus monotematico. Impacts of maltreatment in adolescence
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Antonia Bifulco, Nollaig Frost, Impacts of maltreatment in adolescence
Andrea Oskis, Jo Borrill, Attachment Style and alexithymia as predictors of nonsuicidal self-injury in young adults: A pilot study
Andrea Oskis, Jo Borrill, Using the Attachment Style Interview to explore Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in men: The representational pathway from childhood trauma to non-suicidal self-injury
Catherine Jacobs, Nichola Boyce, Yael Ilan-Clarke, Antonia Bifulco, Assessing Attachment style in traumatized adolescents in residential care: A case approach
Ruth Spence, Stephen Nunn, Antonia Bifulco, The long-term effects of childhood financial hardship mediated by physical abuse, shame, and stigma on depression in women
Marvita Goffredo, Francesca Lovero, Antonella Magno, Daniela Prudente, Daniela Racanelli, Alessandra Sgaramella, Marica Urbano, Alessandra Cervinara, Alessandro Costantini, Maria Grazia Foschino Barbaro, Dalla violenza assistita al lutto traumatico: i bambini orfani speciali (From witnessing violence to traumatic grief: The special orphans)
Maria Serena Saddemi, Maria Assunta Strano, Esperienze Sfavorevoli Infantili e Spazio Neutro protetto. Valutazione d’efficacia di un modello di buone prassi nella conduzione degli incontri protetti genitori-figli (Adverse Childhood Experiences and protected neutral space. Evaluation of the effective-ness of a model of good practice in conducting protected parent-child meetings.)
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