Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 April 1997

272 Pages | 14 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195100099

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Combatting Child Abuse

International Perspectives and Trends

Edited by Neil Gilbert

Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research

The increasing number of children reported to the public authorities for maltreatment in Europe and the US has raised compelling questions about how to detect and respond to child abuse, reporting requirements, processes for responding to reports, substantiation rates, and services to abused children and their families. A comparative study of the designs of child abuse reporting systems in nine countries, Combatting Child Abuse sheds light on common problems and policy responses currently emerging to reduce child abuse. By analyzing the philosophy, structure, and operation of these reporting systems and their outcomes, this text, aptly edited by Neil Gilbert, illuminates alternative perspectives on how the problem of child abuse is defined. Also, the international contributors to this volume collectively introduce an expanded view of policy options designed to protect our children.


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