Child Abuse: Towards a Knowledge Base

Child Abuse: Towards a Knowledge Base

by Brian Corby (Author)

Synopsis

Praise for the first edition of Child Abuse includes: This is a well written, comprehensive and informative book. - Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare . The format is clear, the size compact, and the text comprehensive, making this an invaluable reference volume for teaching libraries and anyone with a specific interest in the subject. - Child Health . ...a book which social work students interested in child care and family work, and students on post-qualifying child protection courses, will want to have by them for constant reference. - Issues in Social Work Education . The revised edition of this bestselling text provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to a wide range of knowledge which is of crucial importance to students and practitioners in the child protection field. It stresses the need to understand child abuse in a historical, social and political context, and critically reviews a wide range of relevant contemporary research in Britain, the USA and Europe. While maintaining the strengths of the original book, this second edition incorporates a wealth of new material. It provides a full account of policy developments in Britain since the early 1990s, including the emerging concerns about the extent and nature of institutional abuse, and the shift towards more preventive, family supportive approaches to child protection work. New research on the consequences of child abuse and on practice initiatives in both Britain and the USA are also included. Child Abuse: Towards a Knowledge Base is recommended reading for practitioners and students who are working, or intending to work in the child protection field.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: Open University Press
Published: 01 Oct 2000

ISBN 10: 0335205674
ISBN 13: 9780335205677
Book Overview: This title was commended in the BMA Medical Book Competition 2001.

Author Bio
Brian Corby is a Reader in Applied Social Studies at the University of Liverpool. He has published extensively in the field of child protection policy and practice. His other books include Working with Child Abuse (Open University Press, 1987) and Managing Child Sexual Abuse Cases (Jessica Kingsley, 1998).