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NCJ Number: 165806 Find in a Library
Title: Beyond Blame: Child Abuse Tragedies Revisited
Author(s): P Reder; S Duncan; M Gray
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 201
Sponsoring Agency: Routledge
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 0-415-06679-4
Sale Source: Routledge
711 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book, based on a review of child abuse inquiries, emphasizes the need for those who work in child protection to develop and apply a more sophisticated level of analysis to assessment and intervention.
Abstract: The authors show it is possible to draw important lessons from inquiries into cases of fatal child abuse. They summarize 35 major inquiries since 1973, set them in their social context, and discuss implications of the inquiries for practical work in the field. The authors identify common themes in abusing families, relationships between members of professional networks, and interactions between families and professionals. Insights of the authors are intended to be of direct practical value to all professionals involved in child protection, including social workers, psychologists, child psychiatrists, and policymakers such as managers and politicians. Brief summaries of the 35 child abuse inquiries are appended. 160 references, 10 tables, and 50 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse fatalities; Child abuse investigations; Child abuse prevention; Child protection services; Child victims
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