The Assessment and Treatment of Children Who Abuse Animals

The AniCare Child Approach

Authors: Shapiro, K., Randour, M.L., Krinsk, S., Wolf, J.L.

  • Step-by-step guidance on how to assess and treat children who commit animal abuse
  • Takes into consideration cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and attachment theories
  • Accompanying electronic supplementary material demonstrating role-played assessment and treatment  
  • Ideal guide for therapists in social work, psychology, psychiatry, and allied fields​
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Empirical research has clearly demonstrated that animal abuse in childhood is associated with family violence and violent behavior towards humans in general. Such abuse is accordingly of increasing interest within human services and the criminal justice system.

This handbook will serve as an ideal resource for therapists in social work, psychology, psychiatry, and allied fields who work with children who have abused animals. It provides step-by-step guidance on how to assess, develop appropriate treatment plans for, and treat children who commit animal abuse, based on the AniCare model developed by the Animals and Society Institute. Exercises cover the identification and expression of feelings, the development of empathy, self-management skills, and working with parents. Careful consideration is also paid to the effects of witnessing animal abuse. The theoretical framework is eclectic, encompassing cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and attachment theories. A number of illustrative case studies are included, along with excerpts from treatment sessions. Accompanying electronic supplementary material demonstrates role-played assessment and treatment and includes workshop presentations of pedagogic material.

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“The Assessment and Treatment of Children Who Abuse Animals: The AniCare Child Approach is a slim volume most appropriate for mental health professionals working with children and families in private and institutional settings. It can also inform law enforcement and educational professionals about the nature and causes of animal abuse in children. … The theoretical sections are helpful for graduate students or new professionals who are not familiar with children exhibiting these behaviors.” (Tasha R. Howe, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 59 (21), 2014)

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eBook $39.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Assessment and Treatment of Children Who Abuse Animals
Book Subtitle
The AniCare Child Approach
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01089-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01089-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01088-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 124
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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