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Sticks and Stones: Psychological Maltreatment of Children

Sticks and Stones: Psychological Maltreatment of Children

Amy Russell, Principle Consultant and Trainer, Russell Consulting Specialists, LLC

Length: 1:49

Identifying psychological maltreatment is challenging. The child may show no bruises or welts and may be appropriately fed and clothed. Adding to the challenge is that the child may not be able to disclose the maltreatment, as he or she may think that emotional maltreatment is part of normal parenting. Psychological maltreatment is the least reported, identified and prosecuted form of abuse. However, many consider the damage caused by psychological maltreatment to exceed that of other forms of abuse and neglect. This presentation will address the signs and symptoms of child maltreatment and will discuss investigative and prosecutorial methods for dealing with these cases.

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