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Prim Care. 1993 Jun;20(2):307-15.

Psychological child maltreatment. A developmental view.

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Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development, Chicago, Illinois.

Abstract

This article explores the concept of psychological child maltreatment. It begins with a definition of psychological maltreatment in terms of care-giver behavior that thwarts the meeting of the needs of children. It focuses on five forms of psychological maltreatment that are of concern to the practitioner: rejecting (sending messages of rejection to the child), ignoring (being psychologically unavailable to the child), terrorizing (using intense fear as a weapon against the child), isolating (cutting the child off from normal social relationships), and corrupting (missocializing the child into self-destructive and antisocial patterns of behavior).

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8356153
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