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New types of child maltreatment: a public and social emergency that can no longer be ignored

  • PIETRO FERRARA1,2
  • FRANCESCA IANNIELLO1

1Institute of Pediatrics, Catholic University Medical School, Rome, Italy

2 Service of Pediatrics, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy

DOI: 10.22514/SV131.032017.18 Vol.13,Issue 1,March 2017 pp.19-22

Published: 20 March 2017

*Corresponding Author(s): PIETRO FERRARA E-mail: pietro.ferrara@unicatt.it

Abstract

Child abuse and neglect is a common problem that is potentially damaging to the long-term physical and psychological health of children. As society and culture have progressively changed, different con-figurations of child abuse and neglect have emerged. Little attention has been focused on these types of child maltreatment, which represent a new emergency in this field. Pediatricians should be trained to play a major role in caring for and support-ing the social and developmental well-be-ing of children raised in various conditions and with new types of problems. Pediat-ric care should be based on an increasing awareness of the importance of meeting the psychosocial and developmental needs of children and of the role of families in promoting health.

Keywords

child abuse, neglect, emergency

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PIETRO FERRARA,FRANCESCA IANNIELLO. New types of child maltreatment: a public and social emergency that can no longer be ignored. Signa Vitae. 2017. 13(1);19-22.

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