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NCJ Number: 157593 Find in a Library
Title: Child Abuse and the Church: A New Mission
Author(s): J J Mead; G M Balch Jr
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 156
Sponsoring Agency: HDL Publishing
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Publication Number: ISBN 0-937359-10-6
Sale Source: HDL Publishing
650 Town Ctr Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book outlines what clergy and other church members need to know about child abuse that occurs in and out of the home.
Abstract: The book emphasizes that child molesters may volunteer to work at churches and their affiliated schools in order to be close to potential child victims. The book discusses the roles of pastors and churches in detecting, treating, and preventing child abuse. Separate chapters cover causes of child abuse and neglect, mandatory reporting laws, civil and criminal liability, and the court process involved in prosecuting child abuse cases. Other topics examined in this book include behavioral symptoms of abuse, child sexual abuse, wound identification, burn investigations, and child neglect. The final chapter calls on the churches to make child abuse prevention a new mission. 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child abuse detection; Child abuse prevention; Child Sexual Abuse; Religion; Victims of Crime
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