Strong knowledge of child abuse and neglect is critical for any professional planning to work or currently working with children. Cynthia Crosson-Tower is an expert in this field, basing her written work on more than 30 years of experience in almost all areas of children's services, including protective services, foster care, adoption, and court services. The Sixth Edition of Child Abuse and Neglect continues to familiarize the reader with the symptoms of the various types of child maltreatment as well as how one intervenes to protect children. This easy to read book walks the reader through initial intervention from the perspective of a variety of professionals, from the court system to services for abused children outside their own homes. Case examples help professionals get a feel for actual cases and types of intervention. For those just entering or thinking about entering a human services profession that may interact with children, Cynthia has included a chapter that provides a glimpse of what it is like to be a child protection worker.