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Gr 7 Up-- This revision of Landau's 1984 edition is a well updated investigation of the various forms of child abuse in the U. S. She makes abundant use of case histories to identify physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and their causes; the well-publicized case of Lisa Steinberg is included. Landau frequently cites research and provides many current facts and figures. She has added a chapter on ``the new underground railroad,'' an organization designed to help women and children who have made accusations regarding child abuse but who have not found satisfaction in the courts. The long-term effects of child abuse on its victims are described, and legislation that has been enacted to protect children is delineated. A list of signs that indicate abuse is included. All in all, this is a fair and up-front treatment of the gains that have been made and the frustrations that continue to plague this country's battle against a national tragedy. It's a good tool for student research or for use in conjunction with the many current fiction titles that have child abuse as their theme. Included are chapter notes and a list of agencies that can help. --Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671688752
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/1990
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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