Identification of Emotional Abuse
Includes the definition of emotional abuse and information to help identify the signs and symptoms.
Assessing Emotional Neglect in Infants (PDF - 340 KB)
Wotherspoon & Gough (2008)
Describes the importance of recognizing and assessing emotional neglect in young children who are not yet able to talk.
Child Psychological Maltreatment
Barnett, Miller-Perrin, & Perrin (2nd ed.) (2005)
In Family Violence Across the Lifespan: An Introduction
Considers the dynamics of psychological maltreatment and describes current knowledge about the risk factors, negative effects, and intervention strategies associated with this form of abuse.
Includes information on identifying and preventing emotional abuse and what you can do.
Introduction to Emotional Abuse and Neglect (PDF - 482 KB)
In The Emotionally Abused and Neglected Child: Identification, Assessment and Intervention: A Practice Handbook (2nd ed.)
Reviews the history of the concept of emotional abuse and neglect, early research studies, and related terminology. The chapter further provides sample case studies and consequences of emotional abuse.