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Author: Craig A. Harper and Colin Perkins
First published online: 20 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/car.2484
- Those most likely to observe or suspect child abuse in religious settings are themselves likely to participate in such settings.
- The challenge for these ‘onlookers’ is to overcome the psychological dynamics that push against the recognition and reporting of child abuse in religious settings.
- These dynamics can be understood via established psychological theories and frameworks.
- Practitioners concerned with improving reporting practice in these contexts can draw on this work to inform training and intervention strategies.
Original Article: What is Really Wrong with Serious Case Reviews?
Author: Michael Preston-Shoot
First published online: 20 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/car.2487
- A systemic approach to Serious Case Reviews must engage legislative, social policy and societal systems as well as local policy and practice.
- A linear approach to learning and service development, often reflected in recommendations for training and policy refinements, is a less effective change management approach than engaging with single and multiagency contexts.
- Safeguarding children involves practice which is inherently social and relational, full of complexity and complicated truths; so too is the practice of reviewing cases.
Author: Natalie Van Looveren, Inge Glazemakers, Linda Van Grootel, Erik Fransen and Dirk Van West
First published online: 4 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/car.2470
- Compared to a non-clinical sample, there is a two and a half times higher risk potential for physical child abuse in caregivers with children with mental health problems examined with the self-report screening questionnaire CAPI.
- Child psychopathology in general is associated with an elevated potential for physical child abuse; there is no correlation with a specific child psychiatric disorder.
- There is a need for implementing a standard risk assessment for child abuse in a clinical child psychiatric setting.
Author: Denise Coster
First published online: 22 MAY 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/car.2469
- The psycho-educational film Coping with Crying is an effective way to give parents strategies to cope when faced with their babies’ crying.
- The film should be shown in the antenatal or postnatal period, after parents have left hospital but before the baby is six weeks old, to have the greatest impact.