Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (44 p.)
Social isolation, Child abuse
This review began with an interest in treatment of child abuse and in how a study of social isolation might lend direction to treatment of abusing families. The literature leads one to believe that social isolation is somehow involved, but that the process is far from clear. The intent of this review is to synthesize the findings available on the relationship between social isolation and child abuse, to encourage further thought on how the concept of social isolation can be refined and operationalized, and to discuss the implications of that relationship for treatment and prevention of physical abuse. The information gained might assist those responsible for community programs to understand the role of social resources in the prevention of child abuse.
Pederson, Ann A., "The Relationship Between Social Isolation and Child Abuse: A Critical Literature Review" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2647.