Combatting Child Abuse

Combatting Child Abuse : International Perspectives and Trends

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The problem of child abuse has become increasingly evident in North America and Western Europe. Many countries are now struggling with issues involving the definition of child maltreatment, reporting requirements, processes for responding to reports, substantiation rates, and services to abused children and their families. This book illustrates alternative approaches to dealing with these problems by examining and comparing the designs of child abuse systems in nine countries: the USA, England, Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Belgium, and Sweden.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 165.6 x 241.3 x 23.1mm | 597.18g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195100093
  • 9780195100099

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The fact that this work meets its informational and investigative goals makes it a useful text for professionals , researchers, and decision makers dealing with child abuse reporting. * Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary on Mental Health *
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Through a comparative study of the designs of child abuse reporting systems in nine countries including the United States, England, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Belgium, and Sweden, Combatting Child Abuse sheds light on common problems and policy responses currently emerging in efforts to reduce child abuse. By analyzing the philosophy, structure, and operation of these reporting systems and their outcomes, Neil Gilbert illuminates alternative perspectives on how the problem of child abuse is defined and introduces an expanded view of policy options designed to protect children.
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