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Adolescence: 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/9780195156782.003.0009
 						Adolescence: Child Development and Maltreatment

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This chapter presents the developmental stage of adolescence 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 12 to 18 years of age are presented.

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

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