CONTENTS:- 1. Vulnerable Areas of Child Maltreatment; 2. Child Maltreatment: Effects on Developmental Goals; 3. Child Mortality; 4. Children and Poverty; 5. Child Labour; 6. Child Human Rights; 7. Multisectoral Approach to Child Abuse Prevention.
Child maltreatment is an extremely diffuse and complex phenomenon that includes physical, sexual and psychological violence, as well as deprivation and neglect of children. It have known detrimental effects on the physical, psychological, cognitive, and behavioural development of children and these adverse effects accumulate over time. Effective prevention of child maltreatment requires multi-level interventions that simultaneously address risk factors at different levels. The book addresses the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of child abuse and neglect. It also presents as overview of prevention efforts and describes the roles and responsibilities of different groups of people involved in the process of child protection and offers guidance on how the groups can work together effectively to protect the safety, permanency, and wellbeing of children. This work will be a useful reference tool to parents, early childhood administrators, caregivers, social workers and all concerned with the future of the next generation.