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Middle Childhood: Child Development and Maltreatment

Maria Scannapieco and Kelli Connell-Carrick

in Understanding Child Maltreatment

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195156782
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864164 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156782.003.0007
 						Middle Childhood: Child Development and Maltreatment

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This chapter presents the developmental stage of middle childhood in the context of development, assessment, and intervention. A discussion of healthy child development according to the major developmental theories is presented across psychosocial, social, cognitive, and physical domains, with an emphasis on brain development. Developmental manifestations and consequences of child maltreatment for children 7 to 11 years of age are presented. Physical abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse are discussed separately and the developmental consequences for each are discussed.

Keywords: healthy child development; consequences; protective factors; risk factors; assessment; intervention

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