Maltreatment and abuse: A review of definitions, types and interventions for children at risk.

Author/s Flaviana Tenuta, Maria Giuseppina Bartolo, Daniela Diano, Angela Costabile
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/2 Language Italian
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DOI 10.3280/MAL2020-002005
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The aim of this review is to identify risk and protective factors for child maltreatment, a topic of great interest in developmental psychology. In line with explorative and preventive approach, the Scopus database was examined and particular attention was paid to the national and international papers, published in the last 10 years. Results indicate the different defini-tions and new types of maltreatment, the medium and long term psychological consequences on victims as well as the protective factors and intervention programs, which could be im-plemented to protect children at risk of maltreatment and abuse.

Keywords: Child abuse; neglect; parental depression; risk and protection factors; prevention.

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