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Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Interdisciplinary Journal
3 issues per year , ISSN 1591-4267 , ISSNe 1972-5140
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There are now many scholars, researchers and professionals in Italy concerned with child maltreatment and abuse - psychologists, doctors, judges, teachers, social workers, police, lawyers, etc., who, in their different professional fields and with their differing perspectives, come into daily contact with the problems of maltreated children requiring protective intervention. The subject raises many issues as well as theoretical and operational problems: how to prevent the onset of abuse; how to identify and record it; how to protect children; how to treat them; how to deal with the family crisis underlying the violence in order to safeguard, where possible, the rights of the child and parents to rebuild positive affective links; how to adopt adequate measures in cases where the original family is unable to look after the children. However, it is not just a question of knowing how to construct multi-disciplinary strategies which require the contribution and constant collaboration of different professionals and services, rather, it is, above all, about acquiring analytical tools and theoretical models in order to give sense and meaning to operational practices. Following the example of developments in European and extra-European contexts, Italy is witnessing a progressive development in empirical research, experimentation and clinical analysis across the various disciplines. The need to unify and provide a voice, in the form of a scientific and multi-disciplinary journal, to the analysis and work of the many Italian scholars, whilst also offering a forum for comparison and debate, are the reasons for the journal Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia. The intention is to cover scientifically important themes and to supply information on more advanced intervention techniques that can be used by professionals across various fields. The journal has been organized in such a way as to give space in every issue to a specific theme which constitutes the Focus section. We also envisage a section "Research, essays, review" to host scientific work on various subjects. The section "Brief reports: Research notes, Experiences, Law and relevant Documentation" will occasionally propose brief research reports based on the experiences of work groups, teams and services, as well as documents and laws to stimulate reflection on significant topics in the legal field, new legislative initiatives and laws already in force. The following are consistent with the outlook of the journal: work based on reviews of the literature; original quantitative empirical research; research based on meta-analysis; original qualitative contributions; presentations of models and theories; comments; critical reviews.

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Editor-in-Chief: Paola Di Blasio (Milano, Italy). Associate Editors: Filippo Calamoneri (Messina, Italy), Marisa Malagoli Togliatti (Roma, Italy). Executive Editors: Elena Camisasca (Coordinator), Simona Caravita, Chiara Ionio, Luca Milan, Sarah Miragoli. Scientific Board: Brunetto Boscherini (Roma, Italy), Melita Cavallo (Roma, Italy), Vincenzo Cesareo (Milano, Italy), Livia Pomodoro (Milano, Italy), Assunto Quadrio (Milano, Italy), Giuseppe Vico (Milano, Italy). International Editorial Board: Vittoria Ardino (London, UK), Grazia Attili (Roma, Italy), Anne Bogat (East Lansing, Michigan, USA), Vincenzo Caretti (Palermo, Italy), Stefano Cirillo (Milano, Italy), Santo Di Nuovo (Catania, Italy), Piero Forno (Milano, Italy), Gabrio Forti (Milano, Italy), Susanna Mantovani (Milano, Italy), Francesco Montecchi (Roma, Italy), Alberto Pellai (Milano, Italy), María José Rodrigo (La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain), Fabio Roia (Milano, Italy), Giorgio Tamburlini (Trieste, Italy), Aldert Vrij (Portsmouth, UK), David A. Wolfe (Toronto, Canada).

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Issue 2/2021 Focus monotematico. L'impatto psicologico del COVID-19: quali le ricadute in bambini, adolescenti e giovani adulti?
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Angelica Arace, Donatella Scarzello, Paola Zonca, Protima Agostini, Disagio psichico e sociale in genitori e bambini 0-6 anni durante la pandemia da COVID-19: conseguenze emotive e comportamentali tra lockdown e post-lockdown (Psychological and social distress in parents and children 0-6 years old during the COVID-19 pandemic: Emotional and behavioral consequences between lockdown and post-lockdown)
Maria Giuseppina Bartolo, Anna Lisa Palermiti, Rocco Servidio, Flaviana Tenuta, Francesco Craig, Angela Costabile, L’impatto della paura da COVID-19 sui livelli di stress e sui sintomi di ansia e depressione in adolescenti (The impact of the fear of COVID-19 on stress levels and anxiety and depression symptoms in adolescents)
Lorenza Di Pentima, Alessandro Toni, Grazia Attili, L’impatto della violenza assistita sui minori: attaccamento, locus of control ed esiti psicopatologici (The impact of witnessed violence in minors: Attachment, locus of control and psychopathological outcomes)
A cura della Redazione, Iniziative, convegni, siti internet
Chiara Ionio, Focus monotematico
Monica Pelosi, Silvia Montuori, Maria Assunta Zanetti, Emozioni e stati d’animo durante il lockdown: un focus sulla plusdotazione (Emotion and state of mind during lockdown: Focus on giftedness)
Giulia Savarese, Daniela D’Elia, Nadia Pecoraro, Lugi Curcio, Oreste Fasano, Monica Mollo, Problematiche psicologiche e disturbi da stress post-traumatico in studenti universitari italiani durante il primo lockdown da Covid-19 e terapia EMDR online (Psychological problems and post-traumatic stress disorders in Italian university students during the first lockdown from Covid-19 and online EMDR therapy)
A cura della Redazione, Recensioni

Issue 1/2021 Focus monotematico. COVID-19 e funzionamento familiare
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Elena Camisasca, Venusia Covelli, Sarah Miragoli, Dallo stress economico al malessere psicologico dei minori durante la pandemia da Covid-19: quale ruolo per il conflitto co-genitoriale e le pratiche educative autoritarie? (From economic stress to children psychological maladjustment during the Covid-19 pan-demic: Which role for the coparenting conflict and authoritarian parenting practices?)
Mara Morelli, Elena Cattelino, Roberto Baiocco, Emiddia Longobardi, Carmen Trumello, Alessandra Babore, Carla Candelori, Antonio Chirumbolo, Parents’ Psychological Factors Promoting Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Regulation During the COVID-19 Lockdown
Lucia Romeo, Giusy Soldato, Valeria Brazzoduro, Monica Patrizio, Federica Giannotta, TimMi: Ambulatorio per l’intercettazione delle fragilità familiari e la prevenzione del maltrattamento all’infanzia (TimMi: Ambulatory for interception of the family fragilities and the prevention of child maltreatment.)
A cura della Redazione, Iniziative, convegni, siti internet
Elena Camisasca, Paola Di Blasio, Sarah Miragoli, COVID-19 e funzionamento familiare
Elena Canzi, Laura Ferrari, Giulia Lopez, Francesca Vittoria Danioni, Sonia Ranieri, Miriam Parise, Ariela Francesca Pagani, Daniela Barni, Silvia Donato, Anna Bertoni, Giada Rapelli, Raffaella Iafrate, MargheritaLanz, Camillo Regalia, Rosa Rosnati, Essere genitori durante l’emergenza COVID-19: stress percepito e difficoltà emotive dei figli (Parenting during COVID-19 emergency: Perceived stress and children’s emotional difficulties.)
Ersilia Menesini, Giada Fiorentini, Annalaura Nocentini, Le azioni indicate per la gestione dei casi di bullismo e vittimizzazione nella scuola. I risultati della sperimentazione del progetto PEBUC (Protocollo di Emergenza per i casi di bullismo e cyberbullismo) (Indicated actions to address bullying and victimization in schools. The results of PEBUC (Protocol for Emergency in BUllying Cases))
Giovanni Francesco Visci, Premio "Anna Costanza Baldry" per le migliori tesi di laurea e di dottorato in tema di maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia

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