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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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The circulation of the magazine is intended to enhance the impact at an audience of scholars and practitioners: psychologists, educators, mental health professionals, teachers, judges, social workers, lawyers and all pratictioners involved with the protection of minors.

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Issue 3/2020 Focus monotematico. Recent developments of Narrative Exposure Therapy
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Vittoria Ardino, Inga Schalinski, Recent developments of Narrative Exposure Therapy
Katy Robjant, Danie Meyer, Elisabeth Kaiser, Elisa Kaltenbach, Maggie Schauer, e-NET: Narrative Exposure Therapy online. The challenges and opportunities of delivering trauma therapy remotely
Vittoria Ardino, Bruno Intreccialagli, Interpersonal Narrative Exposure Therapy: Integration of NET with attachment-based therapies
Susanne Breinlinger, Ann-Kathrin Pütz, Natalie R. Stevens, Daniela Mier, Inga Schalinski, Michael Odenwald, Narrative Exposure Therapy in challenging and conditions
Patricia Strijk, Viyan Bedawi, Ruud A. Jongedijk, A new treatment approach for PTSD: High-Intensive Narrative Exposure Therapy (HI-NET)
Katy Robjant, Sabine Schmitt, Thomas Elbert, Amani Chibashimba, Anke Koebach, The NETfacts health system: An integrative approach to counter the mental sequelae of trauma and violence at the individual and community level
Vittoria Badino, Coerenza narrativa e frequenza dell’evento traumatico: un’analisi su deposizioni di abuso sessuale infantile (Narrative coherence and traumatic event’s frequency in child sexual abuse.)
Ludovica Di Paola, Annalaura Nocentini, Patricia Monica Bettini, Roberto Leonetti, Nurse Home Visitation Program per la riduzione del rischio di maltrattamento infantile: una prima valutazione dell’intervento dell’Unità Funzionale Complessa Salute Mentale Infanzia e Adolescenza e Centri Consulenza Giovani dell’Azienda Usl Toscana Centro-Firenze (Nurse Home Visitation Program for the reduction of the risk of child maltreatment: A first evaluation of the intervention of the Complex Functional Unit Mental Health Childhood and Adolescence and Young Healthcare Center Consultancy Centers of the Local Health Authority of Tuscany Center-Florence.)
Giulia Savarese, Monica Romei, Luna Carpinelli, Daniela D’Elia, Rosa Angela Villani, Marianna Giordano, Annamaria Scapicchio, Domenico Costantino, Esperienze Sfavorevoli Infantili: un Progetto in Campania per la prevenzione e l’intervento (Adverse Childhood Experiences: A project in Campania for prevention and intervention.)
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Issue 2/2020 Focus monotematico. Parental psychological control: An intrusive form of parenting
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Rosalba Larcan, Parental psychological control: An intrusive form of parenting
Nadia Barberis, Valeria Verrastro, Federica Papa, Maria Catena Quattropani, Suicidal ideation and psychological control in emerging adults: The role of trait EI
Sebastiano Costa, Francesca Liga, Maria Cristina Gugliandolo, Simona Sireno, Rosalba Larcan, Francesca Cuzzocrea, Antecedents of parental psychological control: A narrative review grounded in Self-Determination Theory perspective
Francesca Cuzzocrea, Sebastiano Costa, Marco Cannavò, Maria Cristina Gugliandolo, Preliminary development and psychometrics characteristics of a multidimensional measure of Parental Psychological Control: The Inventory of Parental Psychological Control (IPPC)
Flaviana Tenuta, Maria Giuseppina Bartolo, Daniela Diano, Angela Costabile, Maltrattamento e abuso: una rassegna su definizioni, tipologie e interventi per la tutela dei soggetti a rischio (Maltreatment and abuse: A review of definitions, types and interventions for children at risk.)
Martina Ruggeri, Laura Massi, Il Trauma Complesso come disturbo dello sviluppo: analisi di un caso clinico (The Complex Trauma as a developmental disorder: analysis of a clinical case.)
Lorenza Di Pentima, Sara Ramelli, Attaccamento e bullismo: un confronto tra bulli, vittime, bulli-vittime e non-coinvolti in età scolare (Attachment and bullying: A comparison between bullies, victims, bully-victims and non-involved in the school age.)
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Issue 1/2020 Focus monotematico. Brain bodyinteraction in explaining emotional behavior: Some highlights in interoception and syncopal phenomena
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Michela Balconi, Brain-body interaction in explaining emotional behavior: Some highlights in interoception and syncopal phenomena
Laura Angioletti, Michela Balconi, Abuse, emotion regulation, and interoception: What can studies on the brain-body interaction tell us?
Michela Balconi, Laura Angioletti, Fybromialgia, interoception and risk factor for emotional dysregulation: A single case pilot study
Davide Crivelli, Michela Balconi, Trauma and syncope: Which relationship do they share?
Davide Crivelli, Michela Balconi, Assessing physiological autonomic reactivity and appraisal in psychogenic pseudosyncope: Preliminary evidence from a pilot study with two single-cases
Chiara Ionio, Eleonora Mascheroni, Giulia Segre, IPV and prematurity: What does literature say?
Giovanni Di Stefano, Paola Miano, The psychometric properties of the Adolescent Family Process measure in an Italian sample
Laura Salvioni, Empatia e Child Abuse Potential (Empathy and Child Abuse Potential.)
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