Preventing Adolescent Maltreatment: A Focus on Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Sexual Exploitation

Carly B. Dierkhising, Jennifer Mullins Geiger, Tamara E. Hurst, Carlomagno Panlilio, Lisa Schelbe

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Compared to young children, fewer resources have been devoted to examining the etiology and circumstances related to maltreatment experienced by adolescents. This is unfortunate given adolescents have been found to experience similar, and sometimes higher, rates of maltreatment. This chapter discusses the prevalence of adolescent maltreatment, explores the need to develop interventions and prevention strategies for adolescent maltreatment within alternative contexts, and identifies emerging strategies and necessary next steps for improving the collective response to adolescent maltreatment prevention. The authors focus specifically on how practices and policies within the child welfare, foster care, and juvenile justice systems, and the response to sexually exploited youth present opportunities for targeting and improving treatment and prevention efforts among adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChild Maltreatment
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Issues in Research and Policy
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages23
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameChild Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy
ISSN (Print)2211-9701
ISSN (Electronic)2211-971X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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