Child Abuse Prevention: A Select Bibliography

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The April 10th Everett Cafe news display will feature advocacy efforts, and the Socratic conversation, Generational Patterns of Familial Child Abuse, with Natalie Millman, CU social work student, will focus on strategies for working with abused children and advocate for change on a multi-systems level. Also on April 11th, the Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities will offer pinwheels for prevention, while books will be displayed for reference and follow-up.

To support study and research in the field, we highlight relevant resources from the Gottesman Libraries. This select bibliography includes books, children’s literature, memoirs, databases, websites, and more.

Books:

Banyard, Victoria L., Valerie J. Edwards, and Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett. Trauma and physical health: Understanding the effects of extreme stress and of psychological harm.  London; New York: Routledge, 2009.

Barlow, Jane and Anita Schrader. Safeguarding children from emotional maltreatment. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010.

Cahn, Dudley D. Family violence: communication processes. Albany: State University of New York Press, c2009. HQ809.3.U5 F339 2009.

Child Maltreatment Research, Policy, and Practice for the Next Generation Workshop. Child maltreatment research, policy, and practice for the next decade. Workshop summary by Steve Olson and Clare Stroud, Rapporteurs, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, c2012.

Colarusso, Calvin A.  The long shadow of sexual abuse: Developmental effects across the life cycle. Lanham: Jason Aronson, c2010.

Crosson-Tower, Cynthia. Understanding child abuse and neglect. 8th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, c2010. HV6626.52 .T69 2009

Davidson, Julia and Petter Gottschalk, eds. Internet child: Current research and policy. New York, NY: Routledge, 2011.

Dodge, Kenneth A. and Doriane Lambelet Coleman.  Preventing child maltreatment: Community approaches. New York: Guilford Press, c2009. HV741 .P727 2009

Donovan, Kera Lynn. Trajectories of maternal verbal aggression across the early adolescent years: what patterns are most harmful to low-income community adolescents? DISS HV1431 .D75 2009

Douglas, Kate. Contesting childhood: Autobiography, trauma, and memory. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, c2010.

Dubowitz, Howard. World perspectives on child abuse:  An official publication of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. 10th ed. Aurora, Colo.: ISPCAN, 2010.  OVERSIZE HV6626.5 .W66 2012

Dyson, Maurice R. and Daniel B. Weddle, eds. Our promise: Achieving educational equality for America’s children: Selected essays and articles. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, c2009. OVERSIZE LC213.2 .O88 2009

Flegel, Monica. Conceptualizing cruelty to children in nineteenth-century England: Literature, representation, and the NSPCC. Farnham, Surrey, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub. Company, c2009.

Harne, Lynne. Violent fathering and the risks to children: The need for change. Bristol, UK: Portland, OR: Policy Press, 2011.

Healey, Justin, ed. Children and young people at risk. Thirroul, N.S.W.: Spinney Press, 2011.

Helander, Einar . Children and violence: The World of the defenceless. Basingstroke [England], New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.

Higgins, Martina and John Swain. Disability and child sexual abuse: Lessons from survivors’ narratives for effective protection, prevention, and treatment. London; Philadelphia:  Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010. HV6570 .H54 2010

Hirschy, Sharon. Protecting our children: Understanding and preventing abuse and neglect in early childhood. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, c2010. HV6626.5 .H58 2010

Hoff, Lee Ann. Violence and abuse issues: Cross-cultural perspectives for health and social service Abingdon, Oxon: New York, N.Y.: Routledge, 2009.

Hughes. Liz and Hilary Owen. Good practice in safeguarding children: Working effectively in child protection. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.

Irby, Beverly J. and Genevieve H. Brown. eds. Gender and early learning environments. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Pub., c2011.

Itzin, Catherine, Ann Taket, and Sarah Barter-Godfrey, eds. Domestic and sexual violence and abuse: Tackling the health and mental health effects. Abingdon, Oxon. ; New York: Routledge, 2010.

Lane, Kenneth E. ed. The principal’s legal handbook.  Dayton, Ohio: Education Law Association, c2005. KF4150 .P755 2005

Lau, Kathryn Krase and Richard H. Morse. Mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect: A practical guide for social workers. New York: Springer Pub. Co., c2009.

Maluccio, Anthony N., ed. Improving outcomes for children and families: Finding and using international evidence. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011.

McCoy, Monica L. and Stefanie M. Keen. Child abuse and neglect. New York: Psychology Press, c2009.

Myers, John B., ed. The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment. Los Angeles: SAGE, c2011. OVERSIZE HV6626.5 .A83 2011

O’Neill, Tom and Dawn Zinga, eds. Children’s rights: Multidisciplinary approaches to participation and protection. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, c2008.

Ovadiya, Mirey and Giuseppe Zampaglione. Escaping stigma and neglect: People with disabilities in Sierra Leone. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, c2009.

Palusci, Vincent J. and Howard Fischer. Child abuse and neglect: A diagnostic guide for physicians, surgeons, pathologists, dentists, nurses and social workers. London: Manson Publishing, 2010.

Pearce, Jenny J. Young people and sexual exploitation:  ‘It’s not hidden, you just aren’t looking’.  Abingdon; New York: Routledge-Cavendish, 2009.

Pinker, Steven. The better angels of our nature: Why violence has declined. New York: Viking, 2011. HM1116 .P57 2011.

Quayle, Ethel and Kirt M. Ribisl, eds. Understanding and preventing online sexual exploitation of children. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2012.

Reardon, Kathleen Kelley and Christopher T. Noblet. Childhood denied: Ending the nightmare of child abuse and neglect. Los Angeles: SAGE, c2009. HV6626.52 .R43 2009

Saunders, Bernadette J. and Chris Goddard. Physical punishment in childhood: The rights of the child. Chichester, West Sussex; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. HQ770.4 .S28 2010

Skarbek, Denise and Patricia A. Parrish. What you don’t know will hurt you: Sexual abuse in schools. Lanham, M.D.: Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009. HV6570.2 .S58 2009

Sparta, Steven S. and Gerald P. Koocher, eds. Forensic mental health assessment of children and adolescents. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Taylor, Julie and Markus Themessl-Hube. Safeguarding children in primary health care. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.

Turton, Jackie. Child abuse, gender, and society.  New York: Routledge, c2008.

Vincent, Sharon. Learning from child deaths and serious abuse in Scotland. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic, c2010.

Children’s & Young Adult Books:

Avasthi, Swati. Split. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. JUV  PZ7.A9317 Sp 2010

Caines, Jeannette. Chilly stomach. New York: Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1986.

Clifton, Lucille. One of the problems of Everett Anderson.  New York: Henry Holt and Co, 2001. PZ8.3.C573 On 2001

Hopkins, Ellen. Identical. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2010. JUV PZ7.5 .H67Ide 2101

Kleven Sandy.  The right touch: A read aloud story to help prevent child sexual abuse. Illumination Arts Publishing Company, 1998. Oversize PZ7. K678388Ri 1997

Kwasney, Michelle D. Itch. Henry Holt and Co., 2009. PZ7. K9757It 2008

Sherman, Joanne. Because it’s my body! : Keep ’em safe series: anxiety-free learning for children. SAFE for Children Publishing, 2006.

Spelman, Cornelia Maude. Your body belongs to you. Albert Whitman & Company, 1997. JUV HQ784 .S8S74 1997

Trottier, Maxine. A safe place. Albert Whitman & Company, 1997. JUV PZ7. T7532Saj 1997

Phillips, Wendy. Fishtailing. Coteau Books for Teens, 2009. PS8631 .H57F58 2009

Wright, Bill. Putting makeup on the fat boy. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012. PZ7. Q9335Pu 2012

Memoirs:

Borgstedt, John. I love you Mom: Please don’t break my heart. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2009. HV6626 .B67 2009

Brown, Cupcake. A piece of cake: A memoir. New York: Crown, 2007. F869.S22 B76 2007

Fulks, Taylor Evan. My prison without bars: The journey of a damaged woman to someplace normal. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. HV6626. F85 2012

Vessels, Lynnie. To soften the blow. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. HV6626 .V47 2012

Databases:

Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for more than one hundred journals.

APA PsycNET is the single search interface for PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycCRITIQUES, and PsycEXTRA.

  • PsycARTICLES is a full-text database of journals published by the American Psychological Association and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social/personality, and more.
  • PsycBOOKS is a full text database of books published by the American Psychological Association, classic books, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology.
  • PsycCRITIQUES offers full-text reviews of current books and some popular films, videos, and software,, as well as comparative reviews of books in the field of psychology.
  • PsycEXTRA is a gray literature database comprised of material written for professionals and disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals; documents include newsletters, magazines, newspapers, technical and annual reports, government reports, consumer brochures, and more.

Education Full Text provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning in January 1996.

ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related periodical literature. ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs.

Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce,, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Journal of Family StudiesJournal of Marriage & Family, and Family Relations.

MEDLINE covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 3,900 journals published world-wide.

PsycINFO covers the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Social Services Abstracts indexes and abstracts current research (articles are from 1980 to the present) in social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Major areas of coverage include community and mental health services; crisis intervention; evaluation research; family and social welfare; gerontology; policy, planning and forecasting; poverty and homelessness; professional issues in social work; social development; social work education; support groups/networks; violence, abuse, and neglect; and welfare services.

Social Work Abstracts contains more than 26,000 records, spanning 1977 to the present, from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness; AIDS; child and family welfare; aging; substance abuse; legislation; community organization; and more.

Violence and Abuse Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

WestLaw Campus Research includes cases from the courts of all 50 states and the Federal courts; statutes from all 50 states and Federal statutes published in the United States Code Annotated; Federal regulations published in the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations; American Law Reports, a publication containing attorney-written articles that summarize and analyze case law on a particular legal issue; and American Jurisprudence 2 ed; a comprehensive encyclopedia of state and federal law.

For more extensive databases see Columbia’s page on Child Welfare Resources.

Web Sites:

Prevent Child Abuse America is an organization comprised of friends, professionals, volunteers, donors and parents who provide leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. Its prevention initiatives and events serve to create awareness of issues, needs, and efforts in communities across America.

Child Abuse and Disabilities: A New York State Perspective is a website and previous CD-ROM produced by Teachers College, Columbia University. Its publication was made possible by a grant from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to the New York State Child Advocacy Resource and Consultation Center, a program of Safe Horizon Inc. It includes resource articles and information on medical concerns, interview strategies, first responders, disability jargon, webinar and video/audio clips, and much more.

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. It features the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption. Included are information and resources on:

•           Definitions of child abuse and neglect
•           Risk and protective factors for child abuse
•           How many children are abused
•           Consequences of child abuse and neglect
•           Warning signs
•           Responding to child abuse and neglect

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is the leading national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence. Tel. 877.402.7722

Stop It Now! is an organization that aims to stop child sexual abuse. The website includes a description of the problem, overview of the organization’s programs, news, and resources. Stop it Now! began in 1992 and has been preventing the sexual abuse of children by helping adults, families and communities take actions that keep kids safe – especially before they are ever harmed.” Tel. 413.587.3500

Pacer Center’s National Bullying Prevention Center was founded in 2006 to unite, engage and educate communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources. PACER’s bullying prevention resources are designed to benefit all students, including students with disabilities.

Pacer Center’s Kids Against Bullying is an interactive, creative and relevant bullying prevention web site created for and by kids to raise awareness of bullying prevention in elementary schools. It includes videos, posters, stories, games, and much more.

Child Abuse Curriculum:  ChildHelpChildhelp’s Speak Up Be Safe curriculum helps children find their voice through age-appropriate teachings, and allows them to prevent abuse in their own lives. The curriculum is being used by schools throughout the country.

More:

M. Katherine Davis & Christine A. Gidycz (2000): Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs: A MetaAnalysis, Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 29:2, 257-265. This article provides a good overview of child sexual abuse curriculum issues and implementation.

The Tash Webinar, Shouldn’t School Be Safe? Preventing Restraint, Seclusion and Aversive Interventions, is a four-part webinar series, held April 4-May 4, 2012, that provides tools, knowledge and resources to prevent and respond to restraint and seclusion.