Journal of Emotional Abuse (J Emot Abuse)

Publisher: Haworth Press

Journal description

The interdisciplinary Journal of Emotional Abuse provides a forum for interaction among practitioners, policymakers, and researchers in mental health, social services, law, child development, social and industrial systems, education, child protection, religion, medicine, nursing, and business. Since emotional abuse is only now emerging as a field of concern, part of the function of this journal will be to facilitate a growing understanding in the field. The journal seeks, in each issue, to provide coverage across multiple areas of maltreatment (i.e., in different settings or for different age groups). The editorial board of the Journal of Emotional Abuse (JEA) consists of 50 psychologists, sociologists, criminal justice and social workers, physicians, nurses, attorneys, clinicians, and practitioners who have experience in the diagnosis, treatment, legal intervention, research, or prevention of emotional abuse. As an interdisciplinary journal, JEA will provide professionals from many fields with up-to-date, readily readable information regarding definitions, theories, research, interventions, and policies concerning emotional abuse as it evolves. Authors from the many disciplines concerned with emotional maltreatment are encouraged to submit articles for publication consideration. Examples of topics to be published include, but are not limited to: empirical research of psychological maltreatment, types and effects of emotional maltreatment--humilating and shaming behaviors, theoretical and conceptual models, reviews that have theoretical or practical implications, commentaries and case studies, evaluations of effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs, types of intervention and treatment programs, incidence studies in various settings, accounts of treatment programs for psychological abuse, assessment of dimensions and severity of maltreatment and emotional abuse, descriptions of circumstances of maltreatment and emotional abuse, effects of exposure to family violence or other human aggression, consequences of abuse for victims, characteristics of perpetrators, perpetrating systems, or policies.

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Website Journal of Emotional Abuse website
Other titles Journal of emotional abuse (Online), Journal of emotional abuse
ISSN 1092-6798
OCLC 50001568
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Spine title: Psychological maltreatment and negative affect. Typescript. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Hofstra University, 2005. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 72-86).
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 11/2008; DOI:10.1080/10926790802480380
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    ABSTRACT: Previous research has indicated that childhood maltreatment is an important risk factor for the development of depressive disorders. However, few longitudinal studies have investigated the associations of emotional abuse with depressive symptoms. The present study investigated the association of emotional abuse with subsequent depressive symptoms and hopelessness among adolescent primary care patients. Measures of emotional maltreatment, hopelessness, and depressive symptoms were administered to a multisite sample of 92 adolescent primary-care patients. Hopelessness and depressive symptoms were assessed 3 months later. Reports of childhood emotional abuse were associated with elevated levels of hopelessness and depressive symptoms. Hopelessness significantly mediated the association of emotional abuse with depressive symptoms.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 08/2008; 8(3-3):281-298. DOI:10.1080/10926790802262572
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    ABSTRACT: This pilot study compared 43 Guatemalan children who were working and going to school with another 43 socioeconomically similar children who were in school but were not enrolled in the labor force. The children were assessed using the Coopersmith Self-esteem Inventory, the Child Depression Inventory (CDI), and several open-ended questions during a face-to-face interview. Results showed that, although the group of working children evidenced lower self-esteem and a higher level of depression, the only statistically significant difference was on negative self-esteem, one of the subscales of the CDI. The results could guide the development of interventions programs for working children.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 08/2008; 8(3-3):325-333. DOI:10.1080/10926790802313359
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    ABSTRACT: The present study examined connections between self-reported experiences of interpersonal mistreatment and cardiovascular responses during laboratory dyadic interactions. One hundred and eight unacquainted participants were paired to form 54 opposite-gender, same-ethnicity (22 African American and 32 European American) dyads. Blood pressure and heart rate responses were monitored while dyads participated in three 4-minute problem-solving focused interactions. Multilevel modeling revealed significant, positive associations between frequency of interpersonal mistreatment and systolic and diastolic resting blood pressure levels among African American men and European American women. Among all women, significant and positive associations were observed between mistreatment and diastolic blood pressure reactivity assessed during the problem-solving focused interactions. Results highlight interpersonal mistreatment as a potential contributor to cardiovascular functioning for both men and women.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(2):35-58. DOI:10.1300/J135v07n02_03

  • Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(2):1-8. DOI:10.1300/J135v07n02_01
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined the role of adult psychological dis- tress in mediating associations between childhood psychological mal- treatment and marital satisfaction in a sample of 65 newlywed couples. Results indicated that a significant linkage between psychological maltreatment (including emotional abuse and emotional neglect) and marital satisfaction was eliminated when accounting for global psycho- logical distress, hostility, and depression in the overall sample. These findings were moderated by gender, such that for men, the long-term correlates of emotional abuse were mediated by broad psychological distress and paranoia. Conversely, for women, relations between emo- tional abuse and emotional neglect and later marital satisfactiun were mediated by obsessive-compulsive tendencies and hostility. The impli- cations of these results for future research and clinical work will be dis- cussed. doi: 10.1300/J135~07n02-07 (Article copies available for c~ fee from The Hawortlz Docunlerrt Delivery Service: I-800-HAWORTH. E-rnnil address:
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(2):117-142. DOI:10.1300/J135v07n02_07
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    ABSTRACT: The relationships between child psychological maltreatment, interpersonal schemas, and adult relationship aggression were explored in 301 college men and women. Participants completed questionnaires assessing a history of child abuse, current maladaptive schemas, adult intimate partner victimization, and perpetration of adult aggression. Child psychological maltreatment predicted both perpetration and revictimization experiences of adult interpersonal aggression even after controlling for other childhood abuse experiences. The schemas of mistrust, self-sacrifice, and emotional inhibition fully mediated the relationship between child psychological maltreatment and adult intimate partner victimization. The schemas of mistrust, entitlement, emotional inhibition, and insufficient self-control partially mediated the relationship between child psychological maltreatment and one's own perpetration of aggression. Implications for intervening with young adults at risk for relationship aggression are discussed.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(2):93-116. DOI:10.1300/J135v07n02_06

  • Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(3):59-81. DOI:10.1080/10926798.2007.10766832
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    ABSTRACT: Twenty-two percent of the child welfare workers surveyed indicated they have been assigned child maltreatment cases where there is a subsequent disclosure of animal cruelty. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used to understand how the issue of animal cruelty is addressed within the child welfare system. At present there is no standard protocol for inquiring about and addressing the issue of animal cruelty. Some workers have expanded their assessment protocol to include questions about experiences with animal cruelty. Perpetrators include boys, girls, relatives, and caregivers. Challenges for the child welfare system on all system levels are addressed.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(3):83-96. DOI:10.1080/10926798.2007.10766833
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    ABSTRACT: Cisco's Kids is an intervention program designed to address behavioral and social difficulties of incarcerated youth at the Rhode Island Training School. Incorporating principles of Professional Pet Assisted Therapy (PPAT), the first author developed the program based around working with his chocolate Labrador retriever, Cisco. This article details the design, goals, and results of the program over a period of two and one-half years. During this time, over 50 students ages 13–18 participated in the Cisco's Kids program. This program has collected qualitative data over the course of its existence, which provides support that this program has a positive effect on the participants. Authors also discuss a brief history of Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) and the future of the Cisco's Kids program as well as a newly developed college-level course in PAT.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(3):117-126. DOI:10.1080/10926798.2007.10766835
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    ABSTRACT: The present collection of articles attempts to shrink the literature gap that currently exists in the areas of animal abuse and its relation to family violence. This introductory chapter outlines the historical issues of animal cruelty, based specifically on an interview with Frank Ascione, a pioneer in exploring the issue of abuse of animals and the reasons for its occurrence. Definitions of animal maltreatment, ramifications of its commission, and future directions for research and practice are discussed. A detailed outline for the present volume is also provided, painting a clear picture of the need for this and future books on the issues.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(3):1-6. DOI:10.1080/10926798.2007.10766829
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    ABSTRACT: Research indicates that various types of childhood abuse occurring in violent families (e.g., physical or emotional abuse) do not happen in isolation. Clients often describe experiencing multiple forms of maltreatment in childhood, and research indicates an increased severity of symptoms with each added form of abuse. Regardless of the kinds of abuse perpetrated against them, clients report similar short- and long-term effects. It is proposed that witnessing, being threatened with, or forced to commit animal abuse constitutes an important form of abuse. Similar to the impact of other forms of abuse, comparable short- and long-term effects could exist for both the human and nonhuman survivors of animal abuse. Recommendations for addressing the trauma of animal abuse are offered.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(3):31-57. DOI:10.1080/10926798.2007.10766831

  • Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(3):7-30. DOI:10.1080/10926798.2007.10766830
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    ABSTRACT: Noting the established link between animal abuse and family violence, this paper outlines the implications for policy and professional standards. Federal policies related to the collection of crime statistics by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the collection by federal agencies of data on family violence, including domestic abuse and child abuse and neglect, are cited and proposals for including questions about animal cruelty into these federal databases are offered. Various types of state legislation, such as cross reporting and increased penalties for individuals who commit violence in the presence of minors, are described, and the implications for the link between animal abuse and family violence are discussed. Finally, the important area of professional standards–how the mental health profession sets and maintains standards for education and training–is reviewed and suggestions for the inclusion of animal cruelty as an important component for assessment and treatment are proposed.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 12/2007; 7(3):97-116. DOI:10.1080/10926798.2007.10766834
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    ABSTRACT: Workplace violence covers a wide range of phenomena. There is a need for a definition that establishes boundaries between violence and other injurious behaviors while still encompassing a continuum of behaviors related directly to violence, from verbal abuse to institutionalized harassment, to fatal violence itself. Although the articles in the current volume attest to the fact that there is a continuum of phenomena that may lead to violence, and that personality factors are important in the development of preventative approaches, the articles make the equally powerful argument that system-level factors, such as the use of power and the level of communication and collaboration between stakeholders, are of crucial importance in the genesis and prevention of destructive behaviors. A system level of analysis is proposed through which implications for policy and practice can usefully be derived.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 09/2007; 4(3-4):1-11. DOI:10.1300/J135v04n03_01
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    ABSTRACT: The present study investigated the relationship between self-reported history of child abuse, neglect, and codependency in a sample of undergraduate nursing students. One hundred and two upper-division nursing students attending a medium-sized regional public university in the Southeast completed a four-part questionnaire containing the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-Short Form (CTQ), the Psychological Maltreatment Inventory (PMI) and the Codependency Assessment Tool (CODAT). Correlations were computed. All forms of childhood abuse and neglect measured by the CTQ and PMI were significantly related to total codependency score. The strongest relationships overall were found between reported history of emotional neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and codependency.
    Journal of Emotional Abuse 04/2007; 7(1-1):37-50. DOI:10.1300/J135v07n01_03