Family dynamics and the risks for child maltreatment of stepchildren

Nowoweiski, Dion Abraham 2009, Family dynamics and the risks for child maltreatment of stepchildren, D.Psych. (Clinical) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Family dynamics and the risks for child maltreatment of stepchildren
Alternative title The influence of early attachment disruptions on mental health
Author Nowoweiski, Dion Abraham
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych. (Clinical)
Date submitted 2009
Keyword(s) Stepchildren - Family relationships
Child abuse
Stepfamilies - Psychological aspects
Attachment behavior
Behavior disorders in children - Etiology
Summary The thesis examined systemic factors that placed children in stepfamilies at greater risk of physical abuse and neglect by comparing differences between biological- and step-families on a number of known risk factors. A model describing the pathway of child abuse and neglect for children living in stepfamilies was developed to aid in prevention.The portfolio presents four case studies which demonstrate the impact of disruptions to attachment experiences and the sequelae on psychological functioning and how the associated affect dysregulation may be linked to attachment disruptions.
Notes Degree conferred 2010.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.8747
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