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Child Abuse in Community Institutions and Organizations:
Improving Public and Professional Understanding

David A. Wolfe, Peter G. Jaffe, Jennifer L. Jetté, Samantha E. Poisson

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Introduction

1. Legal and Scientific Developments

2. Defining Child Abuse in Community Institutions and Organizations

  • Abuse within Institutions and Organizations: A Historical Overview
  • Current Definitions and Assumptions

3. A Framework for Understanding the Impact of Child Abuse in Various Settings

  • Effects of Intrafamilial Abuse
  • Factors Influencing the Effects of Intrafamilial Child Abuse

4. Effects of Child Abuse in Institutions and Organizations

  • Loss of Trust/Fear of Intimacy
  • Shame, Guilt and Humiliation
  • Fear/Disrespect for Authority
  • Avoidance
  • Vicarious Trauma

5. Factors Influencing the Effects of Child Abuse in Institutions and Organizations

6. A Closer Look at Specific Community Institutions and Organizations References

  • Educational and Vocational Institutions
  • Religious and Spiritual Organizations and Institutions
  • Sporting, Cultural and Recreational Organizations
  • Special Needs Services and Facilities (Correctional, Mental Health, Health, Social Services, Big Brothers/Sisters, Foster Care, and Residential Schools

7. Implications for Science and Practice

  • Mental Health and Forensic Assessments
  • Education and Training
  • Policy and Prevention Initiatives
  • Summary & Conclusions

Summary & Conclusions

Appendix

 
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