Book:Clinical Assessment of Juvenile Animal Cruelty

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This clinical manual serves as a guide in assessing the severity of juvenile animal cruelty and will lead the mental health clinician toward the most effective treatment approach for the child and family

 


Clinical Assessment of Juvenile Animal Cruelty


clinical Clinical Assessment of Juvenile Animal Cruelty
by Shari Lewchanin, Psy.D & Ellen Zimmerman, L.C.S.W.

This clinical manual serves as a guide in assessing the severity of juvenile animal cruelty and will lead the mental health clinician toward the most effective treatment approach for the child and family. It includes ready to use interview and assessment protocols which contribute to a simple and pragmatic clinical assessment.
ISBN: 1-879418-31-2
List Price: $39.95
Binding: Spiral/paper
Page Count: 66
Illustrations: 2 original art, 4 charts
Subject Area: Juvenile violence, animal welfare, psychology & psychiatry


Publication Date: May, 2000

Cruelty to animals by juveniles may be one of the earliest warning signs that a child is in trouble. It may be a sign that the child is in an unsafe situation, such as the presence of domestic violence or child abuse. It may also be a sign that the child is exhibiting early symptoms of antisocial behavior.

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ENDORSEMENTS

"A groundbreaking monograph for practitioners and researchers who confront the challenges of assessing the significance of animal abuse by juveniles. Lewchanin and Zimmerman have provided the field of child clinical assessment and human-animal welfare with a unique and valuable resource. Should be on the reference shelf of every clinician providing assessment and services for juveniles with disruptive behavior disorders."

Frank Ascione, Ph.D., Developmental Psychologist,
Utah State University,
co-editor of:
Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Animal Violence:
Linking the Circles of Prevention and Intervention.



"With the current epidemic of youth violence, we all need to recognize its precursors to enable early intervention. This succinct, readable manual raises the important link between animal violence and human violence and provides educational material and a screening tool that, commendably, aims to assist many kinds of people in recognizing and intervening with these dangerous behaviors."

Hilary E.J. Andrew, M.D.,
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Psychiatry
University of Vermont Medical School and
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist,
Maine Medical Center

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

Shari Lewchanin, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and consultant in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in treating child and adult victims of physical and sexual abuse. She provides consultation and training to school systems, mental health agencies and local hospitals on trauma and forensic issues related to child abuse. Share is a founder of the York County Coalition Against Violence, a multi-disciplinary taskforce addressing the link between animal and interpersonal violence. She is also a founding member of the York County Healthy Families Steering Committee, and past President of the Board of the York County Child Abuse and Neglect Council.

Ellen Zimmerman, L.C.S.W., is a clinical social worker in the Division of Child Psychiatry of Maine Medical Center and former Director of the Therapeutic Nursery. She has served on the Board of the Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program, Housing for the Chronically Mentally Ill and the Portland Family Violence Collaborative's Committee on the Link Between Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence. Ellen also teaches residents, fellows and graduate students at Maine Medical Center, a teaching hospital for the University of Vermont Medical School.