Developmental considerations in the definition of child maltreatment

J. Lawrence Aber, Edward Zigler

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Conflict among definitions of child maltreatment abounds. Diagnostic, sociological, legal, and research approaches each focus on a different aspect of the phenomenon as the defining factor. Improved definitions require careful analysis of objectives for defining child maltreatment and a consideration of the developmental nature of the phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-29
Number of pages29
JournalNew Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
Volume1981
Issue number11
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StatePublished - 1981

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Developmental considerations in the definition of child maltreatment. / Aber, J. Lawrence; Zigler, Edward.

In: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Vol. 1981, No. 11, 1981, p. 1-29.

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