Book Description: The most comprehensive overview of child abuse and neglect available. The author, a former child protection worker, both teaches and practices in the field. Provides real-life case vignettes drawn from the author's own experiences. Covers all types of maltreatment including maltreatment, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and emotional abuse. Chapters are reorganized for a more logical progression from neglect to physical and sexual abuse.